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Pluto’s Heart Is Mysterious, Vast and Icy, Just Like Yours

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Last week’s images from the Johns Hopkins APL-controlled New Horizons spacecraft revealed a romantic, heart-shaped formation on Pluto. Awww!

Pluto Flyby Sends Back Amazing, Historic Pictures

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Image of Pluto via JHU APL/NASA/Southwest Research Institute
Image of Pluto via JHU APL/NASA/Southwest Research Institute

If planets had feelings (and who’s to say they don’t?), I imagine Pluto would be pretty pleased with all the attention it’s getting these days. The last time anyone cared this much about Pluto was back when it got demoted from planet to dwarf planet; this week, though, Pluto is making headlines for a much more exciting reason.

Pluto Is a Romantic, Johns Hopkins APL Images Show

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Image via JHU APL/NASA/Southwest Research Center

We won’t get the real download of images from New Horizons‘s Pluto flyby for a little while now, but some of the preliminary pictures sent back by the Johns Hopkins-controlled spacecraft are already revealing some surprises.

Are You Planning Your Pluto Party Yet? Space Probe Nears Distant Planet

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Nearly a decade ago, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab waved goodbye to the New Horizons spacecraft as it set out on a journey far away. Very far away. More than a billion miles away, in fact. And next week, New Horizons will finally reach its most distant point: Pluto.

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