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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Looking over Pluto

Filed under trans-neptunian objects, New Horizons, pretty pictures, Pluto, dwarf planets beyond Neptune

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Looking over Pluto This simulated view of Pluto includes data from the July 14 flyby downlinked as of September 7. Frames from a high-resolution mosaic are superimposed on a lower-resolution global view and projected as they would appear from a vantage point 1800 kilometers above Pluto. The entire area is about 1800 kilometers across.

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

Here is the higher-resolution mosaic:

Pluto's diverse terrain (mosaic with detail images)

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

Pluto's diverse terrain (mosaic with detail images)
A mosaic of images captured as New Horizons flew past Pluto on July 14 contains a wide variety of different kinds of terrain, from smooth, geologically fresh icy plains, to ancient, dark, cratered highlands. This version of New Horizons' second-highest-resolution Pluto mosaic was generated from data downlinked from September 5 to 7, 2015. It is a wider version of this mosaic released during the flyby.

Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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