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Pluto Stamp Earns Guinness World Record

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland operates the New Horizons spacecraft for NASA. Principal Investigator Stern is based at the Southwest Study Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The probe, which is traveling at practically 50,000 km per hour, will close to inside 12,500 km of the surface on Tuesday July 14 at 11.49 UTC. Observations of water that had most likely gushed out of the ocean on the close to side show that it is red — hinting that it’s stained with organic molecules. While that might look not possible on a planet such as Pluto, laboratory experiments...