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Comet Lovejoy is visible near Earth's horizon in this nighttime image photographed by NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, onboard the International Space Station on Dec. 22, 2011.

On July 14 , 2015 , the New Horizons spacecraft became the first spacecraft to fly by Pluto During it's brief flyby , New Horizons made detailed measurements and observations of Pluto and it's moons


Pluto flyby - as it happened: First pictures show dwarf planet is red like Mars

Pluto and its largest moon Charon compared with the size of Earth Credit: Nasa

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. Description from I searched for this on

NASA’s MAVEN Mars Orbiter is “ideally” instrumented to uniquely “map the composition of Comet Siding Spring” in great detail when it streaks past the Red Planet during an extremely close flyby on Oct. 19, 2014 - thereby providing a totally “unexpected science opportunity … and a before and after look at Mars atmosphere,” Prof. Bruce…

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New Horizons Pluto flyby

Riding shotgun with New Horizon Spacecraft. That was on month ago, July 14, 2015. Now New Horizon is about 23,000 mile out.