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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto. After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface -- making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.
For background, here's the NASA New Horizons website with the latest: http://www.nasa.gov/newhorizons
Answering your questions today are:
- Curt Niebur, NASA Program Scientist
- Jillian Redfern, Senior Research Analyst, New Horizons Science Operations
- Kelsi Singer, Post-Doc, New Horizons Science Team
- Amanda Zangari, Post-Doc, New Horizons Science Team
- Stuart Robbins, Research Scientist, New Horizons Science Team