Pluto sneaks by

As the tiny dwarf planet Pluto moves through the vast emptiness of space, it occasionally passes in front of dark nebulae, allowing it to be seen away from the dim stars that can outshine it. Its recent entry into Barnard 92, such a dark nebula, has allowed images to be taken by skilled amateurs.

For those interested in getting another similar event, but one a little bit easier to do, the largest of the asteroids, Ceres, has also entered a region of sky backed up by a dark nebula.


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