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PLUTO!

NASA has released photos of Pluto and its moon, the aptly named Charon.
The craft New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto today, 14 July 2015.
Here is a false color composite:

 
New Horizons’ almost 10-year, three-billion-mile journey to closest approach at … Continue reading

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New Horizons!

Biretta tip to APOD, this comes from NASA:
NASA’s New Horizons – the fastest spacecraft ever created – will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming back high resolution photos (and invaluable data) of the dwarf planet’s surface for the … Continue reading

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Pluto Augmented

At APotD I saw this interesting news: Pluto has a fifth moon!
A fifth moon has been discovered orbiting Pluto. The moon was discovered earlier this month in images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in preparation for the New Horizons … Continue reading

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