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Pluto, Ready for Your Close-Up!

At just before 7:50 A.M. today, July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. After a 9.5-year, three-billion-mile voyage, the ship got within about 7,750 miles from the surface...

July 14, 2015 — Steve Mirsky
Crazy, Wonderful Spacecraft Orbits

Crazy, Wonderful Spacecraft Orbits

Over the years humans have deployed spacecraft into some wild, wacky, and extremely clever orbital configurations to better study the cosmos.

May 26, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf
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Scientific American Unlimited

Scientific American Unlimited