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Dwarf Planet Pluto

When did the New Horizons spacecraft reach Pluto?

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09/10/2017

On July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft flew 12,500 km (7,800 mi) above the surface of Pluto, making it the first spacecraft to explore the dwarf planet.

On October 25, 2016, the last of the recorded data from the Pluto flyby was received from New Horizons.