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Passing Pluto


Color data revealed that Pluto is reddish in places"weirdly Martian," as one scientist put it.


Soon after the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto, at 7:49 A.M. on Tuesday—seventy-two seconds ahead of schedule, after a nine-and-a-half-year journey—Bonnie Buratti, one of the mission's scientists, told me that she had been worried that the dwarf planet "would be a bit bland."

From The New Yorker
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