Pluto, spherical mosaic

in space


This mosaic of Pluto, centered on Sputnik Planum, was released on Thursday as part of the new data downlinked from New Horizons. It’s a gorgeous stitch of a gorgeous planet. I don’t think anyone expected a carbon monoxide glaciers and pristine new ice plains at the equator of Pluto, and I for one am glad that this is the exact part of Pluto closest to New Horizons during the flyby.

Spherical mosaic of Pluto



Decompression

in me


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