New Horizons Space Probe: New Pictures of Pluto

Our next story takes us to space. We told you in an earlier episode about the New Horizons Spacecraft and the new information scientists are receiving from that mission about the dwarf planet, Pluto.

Well, take a look at this. We're getting a first look at blue skies and water ice from Pluto.

Researchers say this photo shows Pluto’s glowing "blue sky" and it tells scientists about the size and composition of the dwarf planet's haze particles. The particles appear to be larger than the ones around earth.

As for the "water ice", New Horizons detected numerous small, exposed regions of water ice on Pluto. But it's not clear why the water appears exactly where it does.

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Website/Pictures:  New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto

https://www.nasa.gov/nh/nh-finds-blue-skies-and-water-ice-on-pluto

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