New Horizon Leaves Uranus Behind

New Horizons
Impression of New Horizons Passing Uranus on Course for Pluto
Image Credit: NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

The New Horizons spacecraft has now passed Uranus on its voyage to Pluto and beyond. NASA’s spacecraft encountered Uranus’ orbit today at 3:00 PM Phoenix time (2200 GMT) while flying 1.8 billion miles (2.9 billion kilometers) from Earth.

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