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NASA's spacecraft made it to Pluto. So what happens now?

NASA's spacecraft made it to Pluto. So what happens now?

As you may have heard, Earth just had its first-ever rendezvous with Pluto, formerly known as the ninth planet in our solar system. NASA's New Horizons probe phoned home just before 9 p.m. Eastern Tuesday night, signaling that it had successfully passed through the Pluto system that morning — and that it had collected a whole bunch of data for us. Here are some things you might be wondering: OK, so do we know everything about Pluto yet? Nope! Not even close. In fact, we won't even have images taken during the flyby — the best-ever views of Pluto that we've all been waiting for — until Wednesday, and after that, information is going to come in at the...

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