What You Need to Know about Pluto Before New Horizons Probe Encounter

December 9, 2014 7:55 AM

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On December 6, NASA's New Horizons probe woke-up from hibernation to prepare for its first encounter with Pluto.

Pluto is part of the Kuiper Belt and isn't really alone in the farthest reaches of the solar system. The Kuiper Belt consists of billions of icy bodies and starts beyond the orbit of Neptune.

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