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They’re a fascinating pair: Two icy worlds, spinning around their common center …

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They’re a fascinating pair: Two icy worlds, spinning around their common center of gravity like a pair of figure skaters clasping hands. Scientists believe they were shaped by a cosmic collision billions of years ago, and yet, in many ways, they seem more like strangers than siblings.

A high-contrast array of bright and dark features covers Pluto’s surface, while on Charon, only a dark polar region interrupts a generally more uniform light gray terrain. The reddish materials that color Pluto are absent on Charon. Pluto has a significant atmosphere; Charon does not. On Pluto, exotic ices like frozen nitrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide have been found, while Charon’s surface is made of frozen water and ammonia compounds. The interior of Pluto is mostly rock, while Charon contains equal measures of rock and water ice.

On Tuesday, our New Horizons spacecraft will make its closest approach to Pluto. Standby for more never-before seen images of Pluto!

Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

#nasa #space #newhorizons #pluto #plutoflyby #charon #nasabeyond #science



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ejmau5 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@monicabenitez1

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beckykeast 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@merrkeast

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pamhill4 14.01.2020 - 15:39

Amazing! Well done on this fantastic achievement providing us with these fascinating insights and pushing boundaries of knowledge

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darrenoyh 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@amandakkkwon

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bruna_stte 14.01.2020 - 15:39

Estou amando! ♡

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mirarahmawati003 14.01.2020 - 15:39

It’s look like false

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aieshahb 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@kuwaitipet

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amanda.lee.davids 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@lukeewhittaker

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tomskov__ 14.01.2020 - 15:39

😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘🙆 pluto!!!!!

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izzysareen 14.01.2020 - 15:39

Awesome!!

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audreenfrancisco 14.01.2020 - 15:39

Kool

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gaynoises 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@yaoiforever2015 nasa narra sus captions como si fuera una fanfci

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alfarisi_ 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@erwin_antonystark merasa aneh ga? Lu liat, ini pluto sama bulan nya, tapi ga ada bintang

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erwinanto_ 14.01.2020 - 15:39

Iya …. simulasi kali itu @alfarisi_

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alfarisi_ 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@erwin_antonystark gua kadang heran aja kalo nasa post foto planet tanpa bintang,

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erwinanto_ 14.01.2020 - 15:39

Dari luar angkasa kaga keliatan nyala kali lif.. bintang kan batu lif

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erwinanto_ 14.01.2020 - 15:39

Dari luar angkasa kaga keliatan nyala kali lif.. bintang kan batu lif @alfarisi_

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mmimskii 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@kusumastuti_grashuis Muma could you show this to dad, tell him to read it, reminds me of something he’s said

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mmimskii 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@kusumastuti_grashuis Muma could you show this to dad, tell him to read it, reminds me of something he’s said

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kusumastuti_grashuis 14.01.2020 - 15:39

Yes Mim I did told dad, he said if you can understand all this in spiritual ways of look at it it will be more benefit for human life…

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siddharth_s_ 14.01.2020 - 15:39

!!!! #india

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fa.alsuwaidi 14.01.2020 - 15:39

!!!!#uae

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fa.alsuwaidi 14.01.2020 - 15:39

@siddharth_s_

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shauny_lou 14.01.2020 - 15:39

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