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Photo of the Day: NASA Hunts for New Horizons Mission Target

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:23am
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This is an artist's rendering of the New Horizons spacecraft encountering a Kuiper Belt object — a city-sized icy relic left over from the birth of our solar system. The sun, more than 4.1 billion miles (6.7 billion kilometers) away, shines as a bright star embedded in the glow of the zodiacal dust cloud. Jupiter and Neptune are visible as orange and blue "stars" to the right of the sun. (JHUAPL/SwRI)

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