NASA’s New Horizons Pluto probe is awake and getting ready to fly past the Solar System’s icy outlier and its moons next summer, en route to exploration deeper into the Kuiper Belt. -Having come out of hibernation mode for the 18th time since it was launched in January 2006, the nuclear-powered spacecraft will remain switched on until after it passes within about 6,000 mi. of Pluto and returns all of the data it collects as it approaches, encounters and continues deeper into ...

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