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New Horizons Returns Last Bits of 2015 Flyby Data to Earth

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New Horizons transmitting data

Artist's illustration of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft transmitting data back to Earth.


Having traveled from the New Horizons spacecraft over 3.4 billion miles, or 5.5 billion kilometers (five hours, eight minutes at light speed), the final item—a segment of a Pluto-Charon observation sequence taken by the Ralph/LEISA imager—arrived at mission operations at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, at 5:48 a.m. EDT on Oct. 25.

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