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    New panoramas of Pluto's surface

    New panoramas of Pluto's surface

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    New panoramas of Pluto's surface

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    The New Horizons spacecraft took this panorama just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14th, 2015. It’s essentially a sunset on Pluto, and that back-lighting helps us see the icy mountains and flat ice plains that extend to Pluto’s horizon, as well as the haze in its atmosphere.