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Towering mountains, geologic activity, and an abundance of water on Pluto are just some of the exciting new data being transmitted by the New Horizons spacecraft since its historic flyby of the dwarf planet on July 14.

Icy Mountains of Pluto New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains. New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains.

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An enlarged image of the boxed area from the previous composite. Red arrows indicate where (most likely nitrogen) ice is flowing from a mountainous area into Sputnik Planum. Blue arrows indicate the flow front of ice moving into the plain

A new close-up image from the heart-shaped feature on the surface of Pluto that reveals a vast, craterless plain.

Pluto pictures: new high-resolution image delights and intrigues scientists

A new close-up image from the heart-shaped feature on the surface of Pluto that reveals a vast, craterless plain.

Stunning new Pluto photos: Could we have imagined this 50 years ago? - CSMonitor.com

Stunning new Pluto images: Could we have imagined this 50 years ago?

New photos from the New Horizons mission to Pluto point to a revolution in our understanding of the solar system that has been 50 years in the making.

Tombaugh Regio mountains

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This is a two panel mosaic created from two raw images captured by New Horizons on July 2015 at UTC (range km). Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute Raw image 1 Raw image 2

La NASA publica nuevas fotos de Plutón y sus espectaculares montañas de hielo | MysteryPlanet.com.ar

New Horizons: In this small section of a larger crescent image of Pluto, the setting sun illuminates a fog or near-surface haze, which is cut by the parallel shadows of many local hills and small mountains.

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Artist's impression of New Horizons flying past 2014 in 2019

Mosaic of High-Resolution Images of Pluto.  New Horizons Image Gallery | NASA

New Horizons Image Gallery

Pluto's surface - Mosaic of high-resolution images of Pluto, sent back from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft from Sept. 5 to The image is dominated by the informally-named icy plain Sputnik Planum, the smooth, bright region across the center.

Las nuevas imágenes de Plutón aportan datos inéditos sobre su superficie

Las imágenes de Plutón aportan datos de su superficie

This wide view of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft illustrates the incredible diversity of surface reflectivities and geological landforms on the dwarf planet

Destination: Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft roared off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA in 2006 toward adventures in the distant Solar System. The craft is the fastest spaceships ever launched by humans, having passed the Moon only nine hours after launch, and Jupiter only a year later. After spending almost a decade crossing the Solar System, New Horizons will fly past Pluto on Tuesday.

cosmicvastness: “NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2015 July 12 New Horizons Launch to Pluto Destination: Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft roared off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA.

Lo Sputnik Planum, un’area ghiacciata di Plutone (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)

Pluto view, 470 km wide. Jumbled, broken terrain on the northwestern edge of the vast, icy plain informally called Sputnik Planum, to the right. The smallest visible features are km in size.

Novas imagens de Plutão revelam manchas misteriosas

As the New Horizons spacecraft preps for its inspection of Pluto on July NASA provided a status update with some interesting info. First, new color imag.

10 Amazing Facts About Pluto

Pluto facts give the information about the dwarf planet in the solar system. Since the distance between Pluto and the sun is very far away, it needs 248 earth years for the Pluto to orbit the sun.

Close up view of Charon

Close up view of Charon

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