Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pluto Is For Lovers

One of the latest images from New Horizons as it nears Pluto is taken at an angle that makes the lights and shadows of its surface show a stylized heart in one corner:

Pictures made as the probe closes with the dwarf planet will help resolve the different features on Pluto's surface and show us what exactly goes into making this particular image. It probably isn't really a heart, as all good classics students know that Pluto's heart belongs to Proserpina.

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