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First close-up image of Pluto's surface released

The first ever close-up image of Pluto's surface has been released following the historic fly past of Nasa's New Horizons space probe.

The spacecraft has taken nine years to reach the dwarf planet.

The latest images released by Nasa has shown more details of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, including surface material and features.

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  1. Alok Jha

Scientists left 'gobsmacked by astounding Pluto images'

Let's take a moment to realise how astounding the images of Pluto are.

All the scientists I have spoken to are just gobsmacked.

The pictures were taken from the edge of our Solar System just 36 hours ago and yet we are looking at them as if we have taken them on a smartphone - that's how stunning they are.

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