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NASA has successfully launched an unmanned probe on a mission to study Pluto, the smallest and furthest planet in our solar system.

After two days of delays due to high winds and a power outage in the control center, the New Horizons probe has successfully taken off on a mission to study Pluto, and its moons.  As the probe took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 2 p.m., it quickly reached speeds of 36,000 mph, which is the fastest spacecraft ever to depart Earth.  The New Horizons should pass the moon in nine hours and should reach Jupiter in a little over a year.




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