Pluto Coming Into Focus

It’s been 9.5 years flight through space that New Horizons has flown to Pluto. Through flying by the planet they have successfully captured its view of it by New Horizons. They have detected the planet’s atmosphere, which is nitrogen. New Horizons has confirmed the existence of a polar cap on its planet. It consists mostly of methane and nitrogen ices. In a few hours there will be the most important close-encounter of observations by downlink of NASA. The pace of discoveries by New Horizons will quicken over the next few days once it flies past the distant world.