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What Have We Learned About Pluto?

The New York Times has a new interactive feature detailing the things that we’ve learned so far from the New Horizons Pluto mission. It includes a bunch of short videos and I think is basically summarizing the new Science papers that appeared yesterday. The papers include studies of the atmosphere, satellites, geology, and other properties of Pluto.

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New Horizons Crosses Neptune’s Orbit

NASA announced earlier today¬†that the New Horizons spacecraft has crossed Neptune’s orbit. New Horizons is on its way toward Pluto. It will¬†perform detailed studies of Pluto when it flies by in July next year and then hopefully continue on to study some Kuiper Belt objects.