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New Horizons: Possible Clouds on Pluto, Next Target is Reddish


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Pluto's moon Charon

Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have spotted signs of long run-out landslides on Pluto's largest moon, Charon. This perspective view of a chasm on Charon uses stereo reconstruction of images taken by two cameras on New Horizons, supplemented by a "shape-from-shading" algorithm.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Center

The next target for NASA's New Horizons mission—which made a historic flight past Pluto in July 2015—apparently bears a colorful resemblance to its famous, main destination.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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