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Sunday, 14 June 2015 03:00

Automatic station "New Horizons» (New Horizons) is transferred to the new pictures of the Earth, which show the complex structure of Pluto. According to experts of NASA, it's best to date images of the dwarf planet.

Despite the fact that the average person these pictures seem vague and unclear, scientists can derive a lot of useful, even of them - for example, will better understand the landscape of Pluto. Thus, it is clear that the surface of the object is not uniform: there are lighter and darker areas - which probably indicates a difference in elevation, or substances that are "covered" planetoid.

Maximum convergence of the probe "New Horizons" with the ex-planet solar system will be held July 14, 2015. The objective of "Horizon" will be operational at the time of data collection rapid "run" by the dwarf planet and its satellites.

The launch took place in 2006. During this time, he overcame 5 billion kilometers of space. The probe is traveling at such a speed that is probably not even be able to enter the orbit of Pluto.

In mid-May, the station took photographs inconspicuous Moons of Pluto - Kerber and Styx. Their size does not exceed a few tens of kilometers in diameter.
Pluto was reclassified from a planet in the dwarf planet in 2006. This decision Astronomical Society caused a storm in the scientific community, and many experts disagree.


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