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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Astronomy Tuesday



The New Horizons probe took this picture looking back at Pluto, 15 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach on July 14, 2015. 

Honestly, I know Pluto's been demoted but it looks like a planet to me -- I could imagine taking a similar picture while flying from North America to Europe over the North Pole. It even has an atmosphere; you can see it as backlit rings in the distance.

Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Institute

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