On this day in 2006 - January 19th - NASA's New Horizons spacecraft was launched.

The spacecraft made a flyby of the Plutonian system in the summer of 2015 that stunned everyone with the data that turned the dwarf planet and its moons from distant icy bodies into unbelievably complex worlds.

Last edited by Mona - Astronomy; 01/20/18 08:13 PM.

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