NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Sends Back Pluto Photo
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is due to arrive at Pluto on Tuesday after a 3 billion-mile journey.By Ben Lawson | July 14, 2015
Nine years and nearly 3 billion miles. That's the journey the New Horizons spacecraft has taken to complete a flyby of Pluto.
After launching in January 2006, New Horizons was set to pass the dwarf planet Tuesday morning, but we won't know if the mission was successful until it sends a message back to Earth Tuesday evening.
But NASA has already teased a high-res image that New Horizons was able to send back before its flight around the planet.