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NASA releases detailed image of Pluto's surface

Icy Mountains of Pluto New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains. New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains.

A new close-up image from the heart-shaped feature on the surface of Pluto that reveals a vast, craterless plain.

Pluto pictures: new high-resolution image delights and intrigues scientists

A new close-up image from the heart-shaped feature on the surface of Pluto that reveals a vast, craterless plain.

Pluto's Giant Moon Charon May Have Had a Buried Ocean June 14, 2014 If the icy surface of Pluto's giant moon Charon is cracked, analysis of the fractures could reveal if its interior was warm, perhaps warm enough to have maintained a subterranean ocean of liquid water, according to a new NASA-funded study. Pluto, which was once considered a planet — resides in the Kuiper Belt, a vast collection of frozen objects that orbit our Sun about 30 to 50 astronomical units (AUs) away.

If the icy surface of Pluto's giant moon Charon is cracked, analysis of the fractures could reveal if its interior was warm, perhaps warm enough to have maintained a subterranean ocean of liquid water, according to a new NASA-funded study.

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Las sorpresas que revelan las nuevas fotos de Plutón

In the center of this wide image of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is a large region of jumbled, broken terrain on the northwestern edge of the vast, icy plain informally called Sputnik Planum, to the right.

New Horizon’s flyby is compete and Pluto and its moons are “baffling” scientists. Here’s a picture of Charon, Pluto’s largest moon. #Pluto #NewHorizons #AstronomyForBeginners

New Horizons photos: Mountains on Pluto, chasms on Charon thrill scientists

This new image from New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager reveals new details of Pluto’s largest moon Charon. The image was taken on July 2015 from a distance of miles kilometers).

This highest-resolution image from NASA%u2019s New Horizons spacecraft reveals new details of Pluto%u2019s rugged, icy cratered plains, including layering in the interior walls of many craters.<br />

This highest-resolution image from New Horizons spacecraft reveals new details of rugged, icy cratered plains, including layering in the interior walls of many craters.

Latest Pluto Image Zooms In on Ice Plain

Destination Pluto: NASA's New Horizons Mission in Pictures Ice fields

Destination: Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft roared off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA in 2006 toward adventures in the distant Solar System. The craft is the fastest spaceships ever launched by humans, having passed the Moon only nine hours after launch, and Jupiter only a year later. After spending almost a decade crossing the Solar System, New Horizons will fly past Pluto on Tuesday.

cosmicvastness: “NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2015 July 12 New Horizons Launch to Pluto Destination: Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft roared off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA.

LORRI closeup image of Pluto

Perplexing Pluto: New ‘Snakeskin’ Image and More from New Horizons

Ice Mountains and Plains High-resolution images of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft just before closest approach on July are the sharpest images to date of Pluto's varied terrain-revealing details down to scales of 270 meters.

NASAs New Horizons Spacecraft Takes Closest Look Yet At Dwarf Planet Pluto

You've Never Seen Pluto Quite Like This

Pluto, you're lookin' good. After a journey of more than nine years and about 3 billion miles, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has made its closest app.

NASA releases the first batch of its sharpest images of Pluto - The Washington Post

NASA releases the first batch of its sharpest images of Pluto

We might not ever see photos more detailed than these.

What Scientists Have Discovered About Pluto (So Far) | Mental Floss

What Scientists Have Discovered About Pluto (So Far)

What Scientists Have Discovered About Pluto (So Far) | Mental Floss

Hubble Space Telescope - #Charon Higher quality version of #Pluto Largest Moon #Charon

This image of Pluto's largest moon Charon, taken by NASA?s New Horizons spacecraft 10 hours before its closest approach to Pluto on July 2015 from a distance of miles is a recently downlinked, much higher quality version of a Charon image released on July

Pluto: A Dwarf Planet Oddity, SPACE.com | July 2012

Pluto: A Dwarf Planet Oddity (Infographic) - Science and Nature

July 15, 2015: NASA is presenting the first images acquired by the New Horizons probe during its historic flyby of Pluto. Chief scientist Alan Stern said the new images showed evidence of geological activity and mountains in the Pluto system. The team has also named the prominent heart-shaped region on Pluto after the world's discoverer Clyde Tombaugh. The spacecraft sped past the dwarf planet on Tuesday, grabbing a huge volume of data. Image Credit: NASA-JHUAPL-SwRI

July NASA is presenting the first images acquired by the New Horizons…