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Although the apparent size of the Sun is 30 times smaller than seen from Earth, from Pluto our star is still very bright, giving roughly 150 to 450 times the light of the full Moon from Earth (the variability being due to the fact that Pluto’s orbit is highly elliptical). Pluto's atmosphere consists of a thin envelope of nitrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide gases, which are derived from the ices of these substances on its surface. This atmosphere produces a noticeable blue haze which is visible at sunset.

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Comment by Joan J. Silvestre Bataller on January 6, 2018 at 3:28pm

Thanks Paolo. 

Comment by Paolo Scandola on December 17, 2017 at 8:01am


Comment by Carlos E. Hernandez on April 18, 2016 at 4:22am

Excellent painting of the frozen plains of Pluto

Comment by Nick Stevens on November 14, 2015 at 6:50am

Again, some very nice terrain

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