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12 July 2015

This is an image of the far side of Pluto courtesy of http://spaceweather.com

  which came from the New Horizons spacecraft – taken from 2.5 million miles away. Scientists are said to be intrigued by the dark spots and the even spacing. The spacecraft is due to reach its closest point on July 14th (so expect further news tomorrow or the next day).

Meanwhile, William Thompson has forwarded a link to an interesting article in the Boston Globe, 'Pluto's misbehaving moons' by Thomas Levenson. He is the author of 'The Hunt for Vulcan' published by Random House. Go to www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2015/07/09/pluto-misbehaving-moons/5BNrPMqwD1b…

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