The New Horizons probe spent 9.5-years to travel 3 billion miles from Earth to Pluto.
New Horizons will make contact again at 2am BST when it will send data and a preprogrammed message to confirm closest approach was successful.
There will be a long, anxious wait as NASA hold out for the signal that will be coming from almost 3 billion miles away.
— NASA (@NASA) July 14, 2015
New Horizons was aimed at a “keyhole” oppertuinity in space which is just 60 miles by 90 miles, and arriving at that location within a set margin of 100 seconds.
The probe will investigate not only Pluto but also its five moons: Charon, Styx, Nix, Kerberos and Hydra.
The first high-resolution pictures from the pass should be downlinked later on Wednesday.
We can’t wait to see different images of worlds that have never been seen before!.
VINE: Pluto hasn’t seen anything for billions of years then this happens..
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