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Science Papers Reveal New Aspects of Pluto and its Moons


Pluto haze

This image of haze layers above Plutos limb was taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera on NASAs New Horizons spacecraft. About 20 haze layers are seen; the layers have been found to typically extend horizontally over hundreds of kilomet

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Gladstone et al./Science (2016)

A year ago, Pluto was just a bright speck in the cameras of NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft, not much different than its appearances in telescopes since Clyde Tombaugh discovered the then-ninth planet in 1930.

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