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Sunset on Pluto: Breathtaking NASA Photo Shows Mountains, Wispy Atmosphere

A spectacular new image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft shows Pluto in an entirely new light.

The photo, which New Horizons took during its epic July 14 flyby of Pluto, captures a gorgeous sunset view. Towering ice mountains cast long shadows, and more than a dozen layers of the dwarf planet’s wispy atmosphere are clearly visible.

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