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More Pluto Pics from NASA: Farewell, Nightside

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That photo will be the album cover for the debut release of Pluto’s Nightside, a new metal band I’m founding. It’s also an image captured of Pluto’s dark side, via the farewell journey of NASA’s New Horizons fly-by mission. This brief video clip by NASA offers a possible explanation for the spooky haze surrounding Pluto’s surface:

Makes sense that Pluto would be so hazy, though. Sailor Pluto’s Space-Time Door always had a smoke machine running, too:

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(via Techcrunch, image via NASA, gif via Tumblr)

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