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Pluto Is Just a Baby Step For Humankind

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Craterless plain on Pluto

In the center left of Pluto's vast heart-shaped feature lies a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes.

Credit: NASA

As it advances now beyond Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft is sending back data from its historic encounter with the dwarf planet like a long sigh of relief.

From The Wall Street Journal
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