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NASA Probe Spots Possible Clouds on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons space probe has spotted possible clouds hovering over Pluto, indicating that the weather on the icy dwarf planet is more complex than thought.
●    Pluto's complex and layered atmosphere is hazy and appears to be mostly free of clouds, but the team has spied a handful of potential clouds in images.
●    While Pluto shows many kinds of activity, one surface process apparently missing is landslides. 
●    Hubble Space Telescope data suggests that 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) about 1.6 billion kilometres beyond Pluto, is as red, if not redder, than Pluto.
●    The data confirms that on New Year's Day 2019, New Horizons will be looking at one of the ancient building blocks of the planets.
●    The New Horizons spacecraft is currently 5.5 billion kilometres from Earth and about 540 million kilometres beyond Pluto, speeding away from the sun at about 14 km every second.

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