In 47 days, the New Horizons spacecraft will zip past Pluto and its moons at a relative speed of 14 kilometers per second. As of right now, there’s more than 50 million km still to go.


brightly:

That's amazing. I knew that Pluto was far away, but never actually took the time to look up exactly how far. The distance between Earth and Pluto fluctuates between 4.28 and 7.5 BILLION kilometers!

And we're going to have better images of it soon?

I can't even handle how cool that is.


posted by Mindwolf: 1268 days ago