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Nasa Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Crosses Neptune's Orbit


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During August 16 and 17, 1989, the Voyager 2 narrow-angle camera was used to photograph Neptune almost continuously, recording approximately two and one-half rotations of the planet.

Credit: NASA/JPL

NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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