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NASA Space Probe to 'Wake Up' for Pluto Encounter

On Saturday, the U.S. spacecraft New Horizons is set to 'wake up' in preparation for a six month encounter with the dwarf planet Pluto, on the outer edge of the solar system.   The NASA space probe New Horizons, launched in January 2006, is in the final stretch of its mission to the small rocky frozen dwarf planet at the far end of the solar system.   Now some 4.8 billion kilometers from home, the spacecraft has spent two-thirds of its journey in slumber to preserve...

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