Dazzling New Pluto Photos Are The Best Ever Taken Of The Icy Dwarf Planet

pluto surfaceClose-up view of mountains on Pluto, which according to NASA reach up to 11,000 feet. There are no visible impact craters, NASA said, suggesting that the may be relatively young.

 

Most detailed map yet of Pluto’s biggest moon, Charon. The New Horizons craft found that it has a canyon four to six miles deep, along with cliffs and troughs, according to Cathy Olkin, deputy project scientist with the New Horizons mission.

 

Hydra, another of Pluto’s moons. NASA said it was shaped like a potato, with dimensions of 20 (33 kilometeres) by 27 miles (43 kilometers). It’s made primarily of water ice.

 

and almost a decade since its launch, NASA’s New Horizons space probe has delivered what we’ve all been waiting for: eye-popping photos of the dwarf planet and its moons.

 

 

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