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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is Back in Operation After Glitch

Artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, en route to a January 2019 encounter with Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent to observe dwarf planet Pluto faced a glitch and went into automatic safe mode to protect itself, suspending its operations briefly. Since the antenna faced to Earth for instructions was alive, NASA said it could undertake restoring it to normalcy with signals from the Mission Operations Centre. The US space agency said New Horizons is ...

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NASA: New Horizon Discovers Haze Flowing Ice on Pluto

New close-up images from NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft have found evidence of ice flowing and extended haze across Pluto’s surface, Which reveals Pluto to be an icy world of wonders. NASA’s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld said, “We knew that a mission to Pluto would bring some surprises, and now — 10 days after closest approach ...

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