Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Fastest NASA probe ever will reach moon in just 9 hours

NASA today is scheduled to launch New Horizons, a plutonium-powered probe that will go up to 47,000 miles per hour during a 10-year journey to capture the first up-close images of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. The probe will go so fast, it will get to the moon in just nine hours, a journey that took Apollo 11 three days to make in 1969.

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