New Horizons Probe Completes Pluto Flyby 9 Years After Takeoff

Cheers, whoops and flag waving broke out at Nasa’s New Horizons control centre as scientists celebrated the spacecraft’s dramatic flyby of Pluto, considered the last unexplored world in the solar system.The probe shot past at more than 28,000 mph on a trajectory that brought the fastest spacecraft ever to leave Earth’s orbit within 7,770 miles of Pluto’s surface. head of Nasa’s science mission directorate, John Grunsfeld, said that images beamed back from New Horizons on its approach showed Pluto is an interesting world.