New Horizons captures its first Pluto pics in transit to dwarf planet (+video)

February 5, 2015 7:13 PM

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New Horizons captures its first Pluto pics in transit to dwarf planet (+video)

NASA released the photos Wednesday in honor of the birthday of astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the dwarf planet in 1930.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has snapped new images of Pluto — the first taken by the probe during its six-month approach to the dwarf planet.

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