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Pluto and the Occult: Rare events illuminate Pluto's atmosphere

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9:34am, September 4, 2002

Twice in the past month, astronomers were given a rare opportunity to peer through the tenuous atmosphere of Pluto. For a few minutes on July 20 and again on Aug. 21, Pluto passed directly between Earth and stars in the constellation Ophiuchus.

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