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When it finally arrived, it took some extraordinary photos of a dwarf planet’s surface. Most notably, a photos suggested that Pluto has a huge heart-shaped plain, high plateau and icy volcanoes.
The goal also found that Pluto and a largest moon Charon are tidally locked, that means that Pluto’s heart is always confronting Charon, and a same side of Charon is always confronting Pluto. It also seems to be borrowing some atmosphere from Pluto, that appears a big red spot on Charon’s north pole.
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