Pluto is a completely different colour from the one we thought it was, according to new images that also show the huge heart that seems to be carved into its side.
Source: Pluto is red: New Horizons images throw out previous understanding of dwarf planet – News – Gadgets and Tech – The Independent
It’s going to take me a long time to mentally adjust my model. Pluto is blue in my head, probably from some bit of pop fiction some time in the past.
It’s going to be 18 months of trickling back all the data about Pluto, so even though the flyby is in just under 3 days, we’re going to be getting new information about our favorite dwarf planet all through the next year.