Later this year planetary scientists will begin planning history's first spacecraft encounter with Pluto, now that NASA's New Horizons probe has passed through a risky gravity boost from Jupiter with flying colors. Lessons from last week's encounter are already being applied as the 1,000-lb. nuclear-powered spacecraft hurtles down Jupiter's magnetotail, the leeward stream of charged solar-wind particles escaping the planet's magnetic field. Minutes after contollers at The Johns ...


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