Plutonian eye candy

The first detailed science about Pluto revealed by the spectacularly successful New Horizons mission has just been published. So I thought I’d use that as an occasion to share some Plutonian eye candy — a particularly sweet image of this surprisingly dynamic planet.

The high-resolution image above combines visual data collected in the blue, red and infrared parts of the electromagnetic spectrum a camera on the spacecraft. The bright expanse is the western lobe of what has come to be calle

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