More Pluto Images to Blow Your Mind

I’m over-stimulated.  I literally can’t take it anymore.  These images from Pluto are mind-blowing, but with so many incredible photos released over the past week, I have reached my limit.  I can no longer contain my excitement(not that I have in the past). Here are the newest images showing a Pluto we have never seen before.

Icy mountains at Pluto sunset, some as high as 3,500m. Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
Atmosphere, mountains, glacier, on Pluto. Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

This second image is my favorite. It shows so much depth and detail, and reveals Pluto to be a world, far more than just a boring rock occupying the outer reaches of our solar system. Visible in the image is the layered atmosphere, mountain chains, and slightly right from center we can see an icy glacier sprawling over the surface.

This image has a bit of a 3D feel, as it is a composite of several images of the heart region of Pluto, showing depth in the mountains. Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
A zoom of the square region in the previous image showing long shadows formed by hills and mountains, with a hint of surface fog/haze. Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

There is still more to come, as New Horizons slowly but surely beams back all it’s stored data from the edge of interstellar space.  I hope we have to wait for a while, as I simply can’t take any more right now.

Have a nice weekend!

 

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