PIA19943: Intricate Valley Glaciers on Pluto
 Target Name:  Pluto
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  New Horizons
 Spacecraft:  New Horizons
 Instrument:  MVIC
 Product Size:  1301 x 911 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Johns Hopkins University/APL
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This image is re-projected from the oblique, backlit view shown in the new crescent image of Pluto. The backlighting highlights the intricate flow lines on the glaciers. The flow front of the ice moving into the informally named Sputnik Planum is outlined by the blue arrows (Figure 1). The origin of the ridges and pits on the right side of the image remains uncertain. This image is 390 miles (630 kilometers) across.

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, designed, built, and operates the New Horizons spacecraft, and manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. The Southwest Research Institute, based in San Antonio, leads the science team, payload operations and encounter science planning. New Horizons is part of the New Frontiers Program managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

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