NASA Released First Ever Hi-Def Photo of Pluto


A Photo From 9 Billion Miles Away

NASA have released the stunning first ever high-definition photo of Pluto, 3 billion miles away.  New Horizons made its closest approach to the former planet, now a dwarf planet, yesterday, after a 9-year journey.  The photo has 10 times the resolution of anything NASA has previously released, and shows evidence of ice, water, and mountains on the surface.

Scientists were extremely surprised to see mountains about the size of the Rockies that are likely only 100 million years old, which shows the mountains may still be in the process of building.  Along with the image of Pluto, NASA also released images of its moons, Charon and Hyrda.  The image of Charon shows a canyon that’s six-miles deep.


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