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.
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
Pluto pictures: new high-resolution image delights and intrigues scientists
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
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.
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 imágenes de Plutón aportan datos de su superficie
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.