which was discovered in 1930, is but a dot of light in even the largest
Earth-based telescopes. Pluto is 2/3 the size of Earth's moon but 1,200
times farther away, which makes viewing surface detail as difficult as
trying to read the printing on a golf ball located thirty-three miles
away. The adjacent movie made from recent Hubble Space Telescope
computer enhanced images indicates that we are finally beginning to
resolve some detail on the surface of this distant planet.