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NASA Picture of the Day: Pluto in Enhanced Color
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Pluto is more colorful than we can see. Color data and high-resolution images of our Solar System's most famous dwarf planet, taken by the robotic New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby in 2015 July, have been digitally combined to give an enhanced-color view of this ancient world sporting an unexpectedly young surface. The featured enhanced color image is not only esthetically pretty but scientifically useful, making surface regions of differing chemical composition visually distinct. For example, the light-colored heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio on the lower right is clearly shown here to be divisible into two regions that are geologically different, with the leftmost lobe Sputnik Planitia also appearing unusually smooth.
How To Supercharge Your Password Security – Part One
Whether online shopping or paying household bills, these days many people have online accounts to make their day-to-day transactions simpler and quicker. However, with each and every profile comes the requirement to devise a new, strong password – helping to stop cyber criminals from accessing your personal details – which can…
Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
250680 (2005 QC5)1st Aug30568216,34323,136,329
(2021 NT1)3rd Aug18441128,56136,580,649
(2013 HT15)4th Aug12127130,97333,380,654
551685 (2013 HT15)4th Aug12027030,97333,380,654
199003 (2005 WJ56)5th Aug646144533,44221,370,823
37655 Illapa (1994 PM)8th Aug732163670,56317,758,348