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At 08:00 hours UTC/GMT on 30/July/2014, the New Horizons space probe reached 30 Au from the Sun (30 times the average distance of the Earth from the Sun)!
Congratulations to Alan Stern and his team!
From the diagram below, New Horizons looks as if it has crossed the orbit of Neptune, but this does not take place until next month!
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