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Here are the Furthest Photos From Earth Ever Taken

The NASA Spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken.

The photo surpassed the "Pale Blue Dot" images of Earth taken in 1990 by NASA's Voyager 1.

New Horizons took more photos as it sped deeper into the cosmos in December.

These pictures show two objects in the Kuiper Belt, the so-called twilight zone on the fringes of our solar system.

The targeted object is known as 2014 MU69; the spacecraft will pass within 2,175 miles (3,500 kilometers).

"New Horizons just couldn't be better ... we're bearing down on our flyby target," said lead scientist Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Flight controllers at a Johns Hopkins University lab in Laurel, Maryland, will awaken the spacecraft in June and start getting it ready for the flyby.

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