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NASA’s New Horizons probe reaches rare distance, looks out to farthest Voyager –

The Pluto spacecraft is about to cross the 50-AU threshold.



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New Horizons is a long, long, long way from home.
Fifteen years after launching from Earth at a record speed, and six years since it became the first-ever spacecraft to fly by Pluto
, NASA’s New Horizons is about to reach a mile marker that only four other robotic probes in history have surpassed.
On Saturday (April 17) at 8:42 p.m. EDT (0042 GMT April 18), New Horizons will reach 50 AU (astronomical units) from the sun
or 50 times the distance the Earth is from the sun. That is 4.65 billion miles…

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