NASA's On Course To Take Pluto's Best Photo Ever
NASA's New Horizons probe is en route to snap a picture of Pluto this summer, but making sure it doesn't miss its one chance to do so starts now.By Sebastian Martinez | January 25, 2015
NASA's New Horizons probe is snapping pictures of Pluto so that, in six months, it can snap more pictures of Pluto. We'll explain. (Video via NASA)
The probe has been on its journey for more than nine years now. It's close to three billion miles away from Earth, and a cool 160 million miles from Pluto, which it will reach in July.
But the probe, which was launched in January 2006, started taking pictures Sunday with its long-range camera that will help navigators make sure New Horizons is on course to pass the dwarf planet. (Video via NASA)