Scientists await Pluto fly-past

engineering careers  Scientists await Pluto fly-past

Scientists around the world are waiting for the spacecraft New Horizons to fly by Pluto on the 14 July. The probe was launched from earth over 9 years ago and will pass just 12,500km above the dwarf planet. New Horizons has already shown that Pluto is in fact slightly bigger than we first thought, by about 20 kilometers. The first images taken by the spacecraft will be released on Wednesday.