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New Horizons Science Payload

Explanation: The New Horizons science payload consists of seven instruments - three optical instruments, two plasma instruments, a dust sensor and a radio science receiver/radiometer. This payload was designed to investigate the global geology, surface composition and temperature, and the atmospheric pressure, temperature and escape rate of Pluto and its moons.

Image credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.


2015-03-20