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New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto


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Blue skies on Pluto

Plutos haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the New Horizons Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC). The high-altitude haze is thought to be similar in nature to that seen at Saturns moon Titan.

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

The first color images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft last week, reveal that the hazes are blue.

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