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What's Up - July 2015
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What's Up Blog: Thoughts about our solar system by Jane Houston Jones
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Latest Images of Pluto from New Horizons   6 Jul 2015
These are the most recent high-resolution views of Pluto sent by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, including one showing the four mysterious dark spots on Pluto that have captured the imagination of the world. Read More
New Horizons
NASA's New Horizons Plans July 7 Return to Normal Science Operations   5 Jul 2015
NASA's New Horizons mission is returning to normal science operations after a July 4 anomaly and remains on track for its July 14 flyby of Pluto. Read More
Pluto
New Horizons Team Responds to Spacecraft Anomaly   4 Jul 2015
The New Horizons spacecraft experienced an anomaly the afternoon of July 4 that led to a loss of communication with Earth. Communication has since been reestablished and the spacecraft is healthy. Read More
Hubble Space Telescope
The Universe May Be Far Less Crowded Than We Think   1 Jul 2015
There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe than might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
10 Jul 2015 5th Anniversary, Rosetta: Asteroid Lutetia Flyby
13 Jul 2015 20th Anniversary, Galileo: Probe Release
15 Jul 2015 50th Anniversary, Mariner 4: Closest Approach to Mars (9,846 km)
18 Jul 2015 50th Anniversary, Zond 3: Launch
20 Jul 2015 50th Anniversary, Zond 3: Lunar Flyby
24 Jul 2015 65th Anniversary, Bumper Project: First Launch From Cape Canaveral
31 Jul 2015 20th Anniversary, Ulysses: Maximum North Solar Latitude (+80.2 Degrees)
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Last Updated: 6 Jul 2015