Early installments from an expected 16-month “waterfall of data” collected at Pluto by the nuclear-powered New Horizons probe hold promise for a new understanding of how the primordial solar nebula evolved into the planets and moons orbiting the Sun today, including perhaps how the Earth and its Moon were formed. But first there are the mysteries. A first look at sample data gathered as the spacecraft hurtled past Pluto at more than 30,000 mph on July 14 raised more new ...

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