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Tue Jul 14, 2015, 10:27 AM

Today's Google Doodle: Pluto Flyby

Today’s Doodle was created by Kevin Laughlin in honor of New Horizons’ intrepid voyage to Pluto’s distant corner of the solar system. Celebrate this scientific breakthrough on NASA’s New Horizons YouTube page, where you’ll find videos detailing the extraordinary discoveries the space probe uncovers.


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femmocrat Jul 2015 OP
hunter Jul 2015 #1

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Tue Jul 14, 2015, 01:09 PM

1. The last of the planets...

... that turn out to look nothing like the illustrations of my childhood astronomy books

The "artist impressions" of Pluto were almost always icy blue, and nothing like what we've seen so far.

Actual photos are always more amazing than the best guesses (although people living in the jungles of Venus or on the cold deserts of Mars might have been interesting...)

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