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nnnnn scientists and bill nye on tuesday getting an up close look at pluto for the first time ever as nasser's new horizons spacecraft sailed past the dwarf planet and over thirty two thousand miles per hour pluto is an incredible new world , and we're the first ever to see it as the polluter new horizons spacecraft zipped by pluto , and the best is yet to come , because new horizons has gone farther than any other space probe at more than three billion miles away , all the high resolution images and compositional data won't get back to earth for another sixteen months , yeah internet connection pluto is a very very small pipe also takes a long time but after that we hope you know we may have ten twenty or thirty years hopefully that we can track the spacecraft and learn something about the very distant siliceous , pluto was stripped of its planet status shortly after new horizons launched nine and a half years ago , confirmation that it completed its mission will not come until nine p. m. on tuesday