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New Horizons survives encounter with Pluto

15 July 2015 Last updated at 08:43 BST

The NASA spacecraft that completed a flyby past Pluto has made contact with earth.

The New Horizons probe got in touch with mission headquarters in Maryland in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The data sent back so far has let controllers know that the flyby has been completed properly and that the spacecraft has survived the encounter.