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The New Horizons mission encounters Pluto in July 2015
Artist's drawing of the New Horizons spacecraft in space


As depicted in this artist's drawing, New Horizons will be the first spacecraft to visit the Pluto system. It will be able to study the dwarf planet and its moons in greater detail than ever before. Following that encounter, the spacecraft may be re-directed in order to study another object in the Kuiper Belt.