NASA's New Horizons will capture world's 1st clear images of Pluto
Launched in 2006, the spacecraft is in the final leg of its 4.8 billion kilometre journey
It's one of the most anticipated summer events for scientists around the world: the first flyby of Pluto.
- NASA's New Horizons navigator Frédéric Pelletier guides Pluto probe
- New Horizons spacecraft shedding light on mysterious Pluto
On July 14, NASA's New Horizons will become the first spacecraft to visit the dwarf planet, one of the most mysterious places in our solar system.
Pluto is so far away (4.8 billion kilometres) and so small (about two-thirds the size of Earth's moon) that even our most powerful telescopes haven't been able to capture it as anything more than a pixelated blob.
This mission, which will be mankind's closest encounter with Pluto, is about to change all of that.
For more on this, watch the full video below with Johanna Wagstaffe on Our Vancouver.