'Scientific wonderland' expected as spacecraft approaches Pluto

April 18, 2015 6:20 PM

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'Scientific wonderland' expected as spacecraft approaches Pluto

As the New Horizons spacecraft approaches Pluto for a flyby, astronomers are about to get their first close look at the planet and its moons.

A planet redder than Mars? Rivers of liquid neon flowing across the surface? A subsurface ocean? A binary planet in a solar system filled with soloists?

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