New Horizons Brought Our Last ‘First Look’ At One Of The Original Nine Solar System Planets

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Photo credit: We got you, Pluto! JHUAPL/SwRI, CC BY

Carl Sagan famously said we were the luckiest generation, to be present during the first reconnaissance of the solar system. The New Horizons mission to Pluto completes this half-century project with its stunning images and data. Meanwhile, however, space science has helped change dramatically our notions of solar systems and planets, with Pluto’s status itself the subject of controversy while New Horizons...

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