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Pluto's diverse terrain (mosaic with detail images)

Pluto's diverse terrain (mosaic with detail images)

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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.

This version of the mosaic shows the locations of two detail images:

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

Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015

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