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NASA New Horizons will fly past Pluto today: All you need to know

At 5:19 pm IST on July 14 NASA's New Horizons will zip past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour), with a suite of seven science instruments busily gathering data.

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NASA New Horizons spacecraft will flyby Pluto after a nine-year, three-billion-mile journey. (Source: NASA)

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Scientists expect mysteries around the celestial body to be solved in coming days as the spacecraft closes in on Pluto, once considered the farthest planet in the solar system before it was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006.

This image, taken early the morning of July 11, 2015, shows newly-resolved linear features above the equatorial region that intersect, suggestive of polygonal shapes. This image was captured when the spacecraft was 2.5 million miles (4 million kilometers) from Pluto. (Source: NASA)

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In this potrait from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft – Pluto was revealed as an intriguing new world with distinct surface features, including an immense dark band known as the “whale.” (Source: NASA)

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A Google Earth overlay of New Horizons' map showing "the whale". (Source: NASA)

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A near-perfect heart shape was also discovered by the spacecraft on Pluto’s rusty red surface. (Source: NASA)

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This photo was shared by New Horizons' verified Facebook page after the spacecraft discovered the heart shape on the dwarf planet. (Source: NASA/Facebook)

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In this artist's rendering, Pluto's largest moon Charon rises over the frozen south pole surface of Pluto, casting a faint silvery luminescence across the distant planetary landscape. (Source: NASA)