NASA New Horizons Pluto’s Probe emerges from 1873 Days of Hibernation

December 7, 2014 5:25 PM

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent a probe called, New Horizons on a journey to Pluto back in 2006. Unlike typical probes to far-off planets, New Horizon’s journey was to be punctuated by series of sleep-offs, downtime and space-hibernation.

New Horizon at the time of its journey, set out to explore Pluto, which was considered as a planet. However, it is now reclassified as a dwarf planet and is counted as one of the thousands of planets in the Kuiper Belt.

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