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Pluto Halo

Pluto Halo - Planets, Pluto, Halos, Universe, Space
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The vapor surrounding Pluto gleams brightly in an image snapped by the New Horizons Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC). Experts believe the halo is a high-altitude haze created by chemical reactions — instigated by the Sun — between nitrogen and methane. These reactions lead to tiny particles called tholins in the atmosphere. The New Horizons' team used software combining data from three images (blue, red and near-infrared) to reproduce what the view in space would look like.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
RockportSpur Uploaded by RockportSpur on . Pluto Halo - Desktop Nexus Space Download free wallpapers and background images: Pluto Halo. Desktop Nexus Space background ID 2193192. The vapor surrounding Pluto gleams brightly in an image snapped by the New Horizons Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC). Experts believe the halo is a high-altitude haze created by chemical reactions — instigated by the Sun — between nitrogen and methane. These reactions lead to tiny particles called tholins in the atmosphere. The New Horizons' team used software combining data from three images (blue, red and near-infrared) to reproduce what the view in space would look like.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Rating: 4.1

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Uploaded By: RockportSpur
Date Uploaded: November 17, 2016
Filename: Pluto-Halo.jpg
Original Resolution: 1920x1200
File Size: 39.77KB
Category: Planets

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