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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

New views of Pluto

Filed under pretty pictures, trans-neptunian objects, Pluto, dwarf planets beyond Neptune, Hubble Space Telescope

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New views of Pluto Maps of Pluto generated from Hubble ACS images gathered over 2002 and 2003 show a curious pattern of bright and dark spots across its surface, superimposed on a more neutral and bright color covering the northern hemisphere (where it was currently spring) and darker and more variegated color near the equator.

NASA, ESA, and M. Buie (SwRI)

Original image data dated on or about June 8, 2003

 

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