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Pluto’s Blue Sky: Pluto’s haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the New Horizons Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC). The high-altitude haze is thought to be similar in nature to that seen at Saturn’s moon Titan. The source of both hazes likely involves sunlight-initiated chemical reactions of nitrogen and methane, leading to relatively small, soot-like particles (called tholins) that grow as they settle toward the surface. This image was generated by software that combines information from blue, red and near-infrared images to replicate the color a human eye would perceive as closely as possible.
October 8, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

The first colour images of Pluto’s atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft last week, reveal that the hazes are blue, the space agency said on October 8 2015. […]

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NATO slams Russia’s ‘troubling escalation’ in Syria

October 8, 2015, by VOANews

The head of NATO slammed Russia’s “troubling escalation” of military activities in Syria, a day after Moscow launched cruise missile ...

Photo: Roosewelt Pinheiro/Abr - Agência Brasil

FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini

October 8, 2015, by VOANews

The ethics committee of football’s (soccer) governing body FIFA has suspended embattled President Sepp Blatter and his potential successor for 9 ...

Photo: Piotr Lewandowski

World Bank/IMF: Migration from poor countries to richer regions to be permanent feature of global economy

October 8, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

As migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East continue to arrive in Europe in unprecedented numbers, a new World Bank/IMF report says that ...

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    Turkey survey indicates traditional distrusts, shift to the West
    October 7, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey heading to a November election, a comprehensive public opinion survey indicates the country’s population feels isolated and preoccupied with a deteriorating economy.  The survey also suggests public opinion could […]

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    Fears over Turkey media freedom grow
    October 2, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    A prominent Turkish columnist and television news anchor, Ahmet Hakan, has been beaten up outside his Istanbul home.  The attack on Hakan, who faced threats over reporting that has been […]

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    NASA: Strong evidence of liquid water on Mars
    September 28, 2015, by VOANews

    NASA scientists have found strong evidence of salt water streams on Mars, at least during the red planet’s summer, the space agency announced Monday. The lines of “hydrated” salt minerals […]