‘Pluto, the most distant planet from the Sun in our solar system, has blue skies and patches of frozen water, NASA says.
NASA made the announcement on Thursday after its unmanned New Horizons probe made a historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July.
“Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt? It’s gorgeous,” said Alan Stern, the New Horizons principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).
Pluto is located in the far-away Kuiper Belt, a freezing region of the solar system beyond planet Neptune that is home to many comets and asteroids. The planet has never been observed so closely in such detail.’
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