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X-Rays from Pluto

The first detection of Pluto in X-rays has been made using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in conjunction with observations from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

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New Horizons Spies a Kuiper Belt Companion

This animated sequence shows composite images taken by New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) at four different times over July 13-14.

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Pluto's Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness (non-annotated)

This area is south of Pluto's dark equatorial band informally named Cthulhu Regio, and southwest of the vast nitrogen ice plains informally named Sputnik Planitia.

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Pluto's Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness

This area is south of Pluto's dark equatorial band informally named Cthulhu Regio, and southwest of the vast nitrogen ice plains informally named Sputnik Planitia.

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Pluto's Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness (context)

This area is south of Pluto's dark equatorial band informally named Cthulhu Regio, and southwest of the vast nitrogen ice plains informally named Sputnik Planitia.

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