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New Horizons

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Astronomy

NASA is preparing to send the New Horizons probe to Pluto. It will be the first earth device to get intimate with the icy planet. And you can be there too - or, at least, your name. NASA is asking everyone to send them their names, which will be attached in the space device. The New Horizons probe will be launched in January 2006 to explore Pluto and the mysterious Kuiper belt, in the outskirts of the Solar System. It is expected that the probe will return to earth in approximately 50 thousand (!) years.