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New Horizons Captures Goosebump-Inducing Image as It Approaches Milestone Distance From the Sun – Gizmodo

NASA celebrated the achievement by pointing New Horizons’s camera at the spot in space where Voyager 1 is currently located.



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With Pluto firmly in its rearview mirror, New Horizons is now hours away from reaching a milestone distance, in which the probe will be 50 times farther from the Sun than Earth. To commemorate the achievement, the spacecraft performed a task that had never been attempted before at the edge of the solar system.
At 8:42 p.m. EDT on Saturday April 17, New Horizons will be 50 astronomical units (AU) from the Sun, in which 1 AU is the average distance of Earth to the Sun, or approximately 93 million…

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