Sen: Pluto looms large.

... And Pluto’s Getting Laaarger!

... And Pluto’s Getting Laaarger!

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June 30 2015 1:12 PM

Pluto Grows Under New Horizons’ Watchful Eye

Pluto
Pluto on May 27 (right) and on June 27 (left). Notice anything different?

Photo byNASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Right now, Pluto is about 25 pixels across in the New Horizons space probe’s long-range camera. In a week it’ll be 50 pixels across. A few days later it’ll be well to 100 … and then it’ll grow by the hour.

What will we see? I wrote about all this for my twice-monthly column for Sen.com. Go see! It’s subscription only, but c’mon. I’m worth it.