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Sputnik Planum within Tombaugh Regio, Pluto
Filed under trans-neptunian objects, New Horizons, pretty pictures, Pluto, amateur image processing, dwarf planets beyond Neptune
This mosaic is composed of seven images returned to Earth during the first week after New Horizons flew past Pluto. It covers Sputnik planum, a wide, flat, bright area known to contain carbon monoxide ice, within the bright region known as Tombaugh regio.
NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla
Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla
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