Nasa’s New Horizons to get up close & personal with Pluto

The closest pictures ever captured of dwarf planet Pluto will be beamed back to Earth today when US spacecraft New Horizons makes its historic fly-by.

After a nine-year journey, the probe will pass closer to the surface than any other has ever before, passing within 7,767 miles (12,500km) of Pluto at 12.49pm UK time.

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