A NASA spacecraft speeding
On Thursday, NASA's New Horizons probe zoomed past the 1.48 billion-mile (2.39 billion-km) mark, completing half
"From here on out, we're
New Horizons has been billed
The spacecraft is headed to
Instead, it will record
Thursday's distance marker is
On Oct. 17, New Horizons
Pluto is an oddball world
New images of Pluto released earlier this month and taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
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