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See Plutos blue skies and frozen water in latest photos from Nasas New Horizons

Oct 09, 2015    

Washington: In a major finding, the first colour images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes beamed by Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft show that the icy-dwarf planet has blue skies similar to Earth and frozen water on its surface."Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt? It's gorgeous," said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Boulder, Colorado.The haze particles themselves are likely grey or red, but the way they scatter blue light has gotten the attention of the New Horizons science team."That striking blue tint tells ...

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