2014 MU69 contact binary
Alan Stern, the principal investigator for New Horizons, high-fives Alice Bowman, mission operations manager, after controllers received a transmission from the spacecraft Jan. 1 confirming the success of the flyby. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
New Horizons KBO flyby
New Horizons MU69 flyby
New Horizons KBO flyby
Dawn at Ceres
New Horizons Composite
The moment of the New Horizons flyby of Pluto is celebrated at APL. Credit: SpaceNews/Jonathan Charlton
Credit: NASA, Bill Ingalls
New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern discusses new spacecraft data with fellow team members and embedded July 15, 2015 at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern (center) reacts to the first images from the probe's July 14 Pluto flyby. Credit: NASA
New Horizons PI Alan Stern says he's already contemplating an encore Pluto mission. Credit: NASA
New Horizons Composite
Pluto and Charon is presented in false colors to make differences in surface material and features easy to see. Credit: NASA, APL, SwRI
Moments after the flyby, New Horizons PI Alan Stern held up a now-outdated stamp of Pluto and suggested replacing it with a new one, crossing out the words “not yet.” Credit: SpaceNews photo by Jonathan Charlton
Peering closely at the “heart of Pluto,” in the western half of what mission scientists have informally named Tombaugh Regio  (Tombaugh Region), New Horizons’ Ralph instrument revealed evidence of carbon monoxide ice.  The contours indicate that the concentration of frozen carbon monoxide increases towards the center of the “bull’s eye.” These data were acquired by the spacecraft on July 14 and transmitted to Earth on July 16. Credit: NASA, JHUAPL, SWRI

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