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Photo: NASA
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New Horizons is sending back photos of Pluto’s ice volcanoes and…blue atmosphere?

Ron Sparkman| @UpportunityU

Mere days after the discovery that Pluto’s volcanoes Wright Mons and Piccard Mons may be ice volcanoes comes the news that the dwarf planet also has a “blue haze” atmosphere. Pluto’s “photochemical fog” comes from the sun’s reaction with molecules, like methane, forming hydrocarbons that then scatter sunlight which creates that stunning blue image you see above.

Click here to check out all the details  from NASA, and hit up the videos below for “Pluto In A Minute” from Amy Shira Teitel . And if you’re a space enthusiast and want to learn more about space history, check out her new book, “Breaking The Chains Of Gravity”.

(Source: NASA)

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