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breathtaking pictures of pluto

Pluto's heart shines bright in this view from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

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The haze above Pluto’s surface shows a tenuous atmosphere.

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This eerie image shows Pluto’s thin, hazy atmosphere illuminated by the Sun and cut by shadows of mountains and hills.

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Pluto has possible ice volcanoes nearly 3 miles high.

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Could it be wind or ice sublimating into gas that creates Pluto’s dynamic dunes? Scientists aren’t sure yet.

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