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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    Best Pluto images to date

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    Those are pretty cool, if you look closely at the ice-plane picture, you can see dune-like formations on the surface, I wonder why since Pluto has such a thin atmosphere I doubt it would be enough to make dunes....? curious.....
     
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    I always found it interesting that New Horizons contains a bit of ash from Clyde Tombaugh, the man who first discovered Pluto in 1930.
     
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    The ripples are thought to be from flowing ice rather than caused by wind.

    New Horizons discovers flowing ices on Pluto
    There are a lot of good images in this NYT's article.
     
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    When I saw that title, I was half expecting this.

    But yes, it's always uplifting to see more progress on the final frontier. Somehow, I doubt ol' Pluto will become a tourist destination any time soon - seems a little cold for a nice family interplanetary holiday. But still, nice to look at from afar.
     

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