Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Sputnik Planum within Tombaugh Regio, Pluto

Sputnik Planum within Tombaugh Regio, Pluto

Click to view full image

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla

Sputnik Planum within Tombaugh Regio, Pluto
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.

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

Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015

Explore related images: trans-neptunian objects, New Horizons, pretty pictures, Pluto, amateur image processing, dwarf planets beyond Neptune

Comments & Sharing
More Images
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.

Donate