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Revealing Pluto
Hugh Bollinger

Revealing Pluto

Pluto's atmosphere backlit in true color, July 14, 2015 (credit: New Horizons)

In 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zipped past distant Pluto and its large moon Charon. The probe returned stunning images of a dwarf world of frozen nitrogen seas; mountains of solid water ice as hard a rock; active glaciers and cryo-volcanoes; and that Pluto has an atmosphere. The data and imagery gathered by New Horizons is still being analyzed but some of the amazing findings are presented in a summary video on the NASA frontiers' program.


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