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Google celebrates success of NASA's New Horizons Mission to explore Pluto planet with an interactive doodle
Internet search engine giant Google celebrates NASA's New Horizons mission today with the craft getting close up to Pluto the first time to be able to photograph it. The home page is marked with a simple interactive video showing the NASA's craft circling around the distant planet.

It has been reported that the NASA's unmanned spacecraft has taken the position to be able to take high-resolution photos of Pluto's surface. Soon it will also start collecting the scientific data as a part of its main mission. Hopefully, on July 15, the NASA will be releasing first few images of the Pluto when the transmission from the space craft will become operative.

New Horizons mission is said to be NASA's prestigious interplanetary space probe that was launched as part of NASA's New Frontiers program to study Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper Belt. The mission aims to map the surface composition of Pluto and Charon as well as characterize the geology and morphology of Pluto and Charon with collection of requisite scientific data.

The work on the mission had started in 1990 to send a lightweight, cost-effective spacecraft to Pluto but had many hick-ups since the craft was to be designed as light weight and high speed space craft.

However, the good news is that the New Horizons is now going to fly by Pluto at an extremely high speed to make its closest approach to Pluto and its moons to take photographs and collect required data.

But the good news is that during this brief interval, the probe should take more than 150 extremely detailed photos. The Pluto images should be 100 times sharper than the best ones New Horizons (or any craft, for that matter) has taken so far, showing us features as small as the pond in Manhattan's Central Park. 

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