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NASA’s New Horizons Team Finds Haze, Flowing Ice on Pluto
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NASA’s New Horizons Team Finds Haze, Flowing Ice on Pluto

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Backlit by the sun, Pluto’s atmosphere rings its silhouette like a luminous halo in this image taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft around midnight EDT on July 15.

This global portrait of the atmosphere was captured when the spacecraft was about 1.25 million miles (2 million kilometers) from Pluto and shows structures as small as 12 miles across. The image, delivered to Earth on July 23, is displayed with north at the top of the frame.

Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI



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