The Spacecraft Tarot: New Horizons

Justice cuts a path to the truth.

The New Horizons spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 41 atop an Atlas V rocket on Jan. 19, 2006. Image Credit: NASA
New Horizons captured Pluto’s receding crescent when the spacecraft was 120,000 miles away from the dwarf planet. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
New Horizons captured the data that created this composite image of Ultima Thule during its flyby of the object on Jan. 1, 2019. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Roman Tkachenko

As New Horizons journeys farther and farther into the unknown, the spacecraft is gathering more and more information about our universe. The search for truth is rewarding for the patient and perseverant.

New Horizons captured these images of Pluto and its large moon Charon on July 13 and 14, 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

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