Google doodle celebrates New Horizons’ Pluto fly-by
New York: As NASA’s New Horizons probe moves closer to Pluto, Google has created a doodle to honour the historic moment that will reveal the mysterious world of the dwarf planet for the first time.
Google Doodle shows a small illustration of the probe spinning around the dwarf planet to honour its ground-breaking journey.
According to NASA, images captured by New Horizons will be invaluable to the space discovery.
New Horizons is currently three billion miles away from Earth and just two-and-a-half-million miles from Pluto.
On Tuesday, New Horizons will pass about 12,500 km from Pluto.
It will zip past Pluto at 49,600 km per hour, with a suite of seven science instruments busy gathering data.
The mission will complete the initial reconnaissance of the solar system with the first-ever look at the icy dwarf planet.