LORRI Sends Back Images Of Pluto

LORRI Sends Back Images Of Pluto

NASA launched the New Horizons spacecraft, which carries the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)┬átelescope, in January of 2006. The vessel has been traveling for over 9 years and it is still about 125 million miles from Pluto. However, LORRI was able to capture some images of the dwarf planet which are the first of it’s kind. The odd thing about deep space exploration is the technology used is always “old” by the time the spacecraft reaches its destination. Keep in mind Voyager 1 was launched in 1977 and just exited our solar system in 2013. Imagine how much more information we’ll have 30 years from today.

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