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Pluto-bound spacecraft ends hibernation to start mission

Published on: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 3:03:50 UTC
News Agency: Reuters
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - After nine years and a journey of 3 billion miles (4.8 billion km), NASA's New Horizons robotic probe awoke from hibernation on Saturday to begin an unprecedented mission to study the icy dwarf planet Pluto and sibling worlds in its Kuiper Belt home.

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