Pluto
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On Wednesday, NASA received the first close-up photos of Pluto from the New Horizons probe that completed an incredible nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to the remote dwarf planet. The images are both stunning and informative; the surface reveals mountains of ice as tall as 11,000 feet, and a lack of impact craters means the surface is relatively young — less than 100 million years old.

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