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Destination Mercury

October 7, 2008
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Destination Mercury

| Image by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington An enthusiastic, if slightly bleary, crowd gathered early Monday morning at the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel to watch NASA’s Messenger spacecraft take a spin past Mercury. The maneuver was the fifth cushion in an elaborate interplanetary bank shot that will leave...
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Hopkins Spacecraft Breaks Record for Proximity to Pluto

December 2, 2011
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Hopkins Spacecraft Breaks Record for Proximity to Pluto

A probe made by Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory today is closer to Pluto than any other spacecraft in human history. The craft, called New Horizons, launched on Jan. 19, 2006. Since its launch, New Horizons has been traveling more than 621,000 miles a day on its way to the icy orbiter, which is...
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