Pluto, backlit panorama

in space

I have a raging space boner.

Pluto, backlit panorama taken by New Horizons

This is the most gorgeous photograph I have ever seen from space, and for once this isn’t even hyperbole. New Horizons took this panorama fifteen minutes after closest approach to Pluto (source). It was taken at a low, oblique angle backlit by the sun. I’m not a planetary scientist, or any other kind for that matter, but even to my eye the detail is incredible.


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