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NASA’s New Horizons probe reaches rare distance, looks out to farthest Voyager – collectSPACE.com

New Horizons is a long, long, long way from home. Fifteen years after launching from Earth and six years after becoming the first probe to fly by Pluto, NASA’s…

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April 15, 2021
— New Horizons is a long, long, long way from home.
Fifteen years after launching from Earth at a record speed, and six years since it became the first-ever spacecraft to fly by Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons is about to reach a mile marker that only four other robotic probes in history have surpassed.
On Saturday (April 17) at 8:42 p.m. EDT (1242 GMT April 18), New Horizons will reach 50 AU (astronomical units) from the sun — or 50 times the distance the Earth is from the sun. That…

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