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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-16 Pluto New Horizons
LEISA
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This is a portion of a high-resolution swath of Pluto sweeping over the cratered plains west of NASA's New Horizons' encounter hemisphere and across numerous prominent faults, skimming the eastern margin of the dark, forbidding region of Cthulhu Regio.
PIA20286:
Zigzagging Across Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-18 Pluto New Horizons
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This recently received panchromatic image of Pluto's small satellite Nix taken by NASA's New Horizons is one of the best images of Pluto's third-largest moon.
PIA20287:
Pluto's Moon Nix, Half Illuminated
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-31 Pluto New Horizons
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Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from NASA's New Horizons, taken on July 13, 2015. This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before the spacecraft's closest approach to Pluto on July 14.
PIA20291:
Color Image of Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-31 Pluto New Horizons
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Pluto shows two remarkably different sides in these color images of the planet and its largest moon, Charon, taken by NASA's New Horizons on June 25 and June 27, 2015.
PIA20292:
Two Faces of Pluto July 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-31 Pluto New Horizons
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This illustration shows some of the final images used to determine that the coast was clear for NASA's New Horizons' flight through the Pluto system.
PIA20293:
Deep Field Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-08 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft continues to transmit the sharpest views of Pluto that it obtained (and recorded) during its flyby of the distant planet on July 14, 2015.
PIA20336:
Pluto's Icy Plains Captured in Highest-Resolution Views from New Horizons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-14 Pluto New Horizons
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Scientists with NASA's New Horizons mission have assembled the highest-resolution color view of one of two potential cryovolcanoes spotted on the surface of the distant planet by the passing New Horizons spacecraft in July 2015.
PIA20361:
Wright's Stuff
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-14 Pluto New Horizons
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This approximate true-color image from NASA's New Horizons shows hydrocarbons accumulating into small particles, a fraction of a micrometer in size, and scatter sunlight to make the bright blue haze seen in this image.
PIA20362:
Pluto's Haze in Bands of Blue
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Pluto New Horizons
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This image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is the first look at Pluto's atmosphere in infrared wavelengths. The blue ring around Pluto is caused by sunlight scattering from haze particles common in Pluto's atmosphere.
PIA20373:
Pluto's Blue Atmosphere in the Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Pluto New Horizons
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This false-color image, derived from observations in infrared light by the LEISA instrument, shows where the spectral features of water ice are abundant on Pluto's surface based on two scans obtained by NASA's New Horizons on July 14, 2015.
PIA20374:
Pluto's Widespread Water Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Pluto New Horizons
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After its close approach to Pluto in July 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft snapped this hauntingly beautiful image of the night side of Pluto's largest moon, Charon.
PIA20375:
Charon's Night Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-04 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took this image of Pluto's vast nitrogen ice plain informally named Sputnik Planum.
PIA20464:
Pluto's Mysterious, Floating Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Pluto New Horizons
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This geological map from NASA's New Horizons covers a portion of Pluto's surface and includes the vast nitrogen-ice plain informally named Sputnik Planum and surrounding terrain.
PIA20465:
Putting Pluto's Geology on the Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-11 Pluto New Horizons
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This geological map from NASA's New Horizons covers a portion of Pluto's surface and includes the vast nitrogen-ice plain informally named Sputnik Planum and surrounding terrain.
PIA20466:
Putting Pluto's Geology on the Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-27 Pluto New Horizons
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This ethereal scene captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft tells yet another story of Pluto's diversity of geological and compositional features-this time in an enhanced color image of the north polar area.
PIA20473:
The Frozen Canyons of Pluto's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-03 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this image of a chain of snow-capped mountains stretching across the dark expanse on Pluto informally named Cthulhu Regio.
PIA20477:
Methane Snow on Pluto's Peaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-10 Pluto New Horizons
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Scientists on NASA's New Horizons mission have discovered what looks like a giant bite-mark on the planet's surface. The southern portion of the left inset above shows the cratered plateau uplands informally named Vega Terra.
PIA20531:
What's Eating at Pluto?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-17 Pluto New Horizons
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This enhanced color view from NASA's New Horizons is of Pluto's surface diversity At lower right, ancient, heavily cratered terrain is coated with dark, reddish tholins. At upper right, volatile ices fill the informally named Sputnik Planum.
PIA20534:
Surface Diversity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-17 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons views the informally named Sputnik Planum on Pluto (top) and the informally named Vulcan Planum on Charon (bottom).
PIA20535:
Mountains, Craters and Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-17 Pluto New Horizons
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This image of haze layers above Pluto's limb was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. About 20 haze layers are seen.
PIA20536:
Pluto's Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-24 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this feature which appears to be a frozen, former lake of liquid nitrogen, located in a mountain range just north of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planum.
PIA20543:
Pluto: On Frozen Pond
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-31 Pluto New Horizons
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One of the strangest landforms spotted by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft when it flew past Pluto last July was the 'bladed' terrain just east of Tombaugh Regio, the informal name given to Pluto's large heart-shaped surface feature.
PIA20544:
Pluto's Bladed Terrain in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-31 Pluto New Horizons
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The red outline in this global view of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons marks the large area of mysterious, bladed terrain extending from the eastern section of the large feature informally named Tombaugh Regio.
PIA20545:
'Blades' Across Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-11 Pluto New Horizons
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An unusual geological feature resembling a giant spider sprawls across Pluto's icy landscape in this enhanced color image was obtained by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015.
PIA20641:
The Icy 'Spider' on Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-21 Pluto New Horizons
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Within Pluto's informally named Vega Terra region is a field of eye-catching craters that looks like a cluster of bright halos scattered across a dark landscape as seen by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA20656:
Pluto's 'Halo' Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-02 Pluto New Horizons
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This shaded relief view from NASA's New Horizons of the region surrounding the left side of Pluto's heart-shaped feature, informally named Sputnik Planum, shows that the vast expanse of its icy surface.
PIA20657:
Elevation Map of Pluto's Sunken 'Heart'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-02 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons mission science team has produced this updated panchromatic (black-and-white) global map of Pluto. The map includes all resolved images of Pluto's surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015.
PIA20658:
Pluto: A Global Perspective
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Pluto New Horizons
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In April 2016, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft observed 1994 JR1, a 90-mile (145-kilometer) wide Kuiper Belt object (KBO) orbiting more than 3 billion miles (5 billion kilometers) from the sun.
PIA20589:
New Horizons Collects First Science on a Post-Pluto Object Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Pluto New Horizons
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This illustration shows how NASA's New Horizons' Alice ultraviolet spectrometer instrument 'watched' as two bright ultraviolet stars passed behind Pluto and its atmosphere.
PIA20590:
First Stellar Occultations Shed Additional Light on Pluto's Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-20 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons scientists have spotted an expanse of terrain they describe as 'fretted' (bright plains divided into polygon-shaped blocks by a network of dark, connected valleys) in Pluto's informally named Venera Terra region.
PIA15546:
Pluto's 'Fretted' Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-27 Pluto New Horizons
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This frame from a movie, which extends across the hemisphere that faced New Horizons spacecraft as it flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015, includes all of the highest-resolution images taken by the NASA probe.
PIA14457:
New Horizons' Best Close-Up of Pluto's Surface (movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-27 Pluto New Horizons
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This mosaic strip, extending across the hemisphere that faced the New Horizons spacecraft as it flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015, now includes all of the highest-resolution images taken by the NASA probe.
PIA14458:
New Horizons' Best Close-Up of Pluto's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-01 Pluto New Horizons
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Like a cosmic lava lamp, a large section of Pluto's icy surface is being constantly renewed by a process called convection that replaces older surface ices with fresher material as evidenced by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA20726:
Pluto's Heart: Like a Cosmic 'Lava Lamp'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-02 Pluto New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took this stunning image of Pluto only a few minutes after closest approach on July 14, 2015. The image was obtained at a high phase angle, that is, with the sun on the other side of Pluto.
PIA20727:
Secrets Revealed from Pluto's 'Twilight Zone'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-09 Pluto New Horizons
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This enhanced color view from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on the southeastern portion of Pluto's great ice plains, where at lower right the plains border rugged, dark highlands informally named Krun Macula.
PIA20732:
The Jagged Shores of Pluto's Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-09 Pluto New Horizons
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This enhanced color view from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on the southeastern portion of Pluto's great ice plains, where at lower right the plains border rugged, dark highlands informally named Krun Macula.
PIA20733:
The Jagged Shores of Pluto's Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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After a 9.5-year voyage covering more than three billion miles, NASA's New Horizons flew through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015, coming within 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) of Pluto itself.
PIA20742:
Imagine a Landing on Pluto Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-31 Pluto New Horizons
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This area seen by NASA's New Horizons is south of Pluto's dark equatorial band informally named Cthulhu Regio, and southwest of the vast nitrogen ice plains informally named Sputnik Planitia.
PIA21025:
Pluto's Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness (context)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-31 Pluto New Horizons
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This area seen by NASA's New Horizons is south of Pluto's dark equatorial band informally named Cthulhu Regio, and southwest of the vast nitrogen ice plains informally named Sputnik Planitia.
PIA21026:
Pluto's Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-14 Pluto Chandra X-ray Observatory
New Horizons
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As NASA's New Horizons approached Pluto in late 2014 and then flew by the planet during the summer of 2015, NASA's Chandra obtained data during four separate observations. During each observation, Chandra detected low-energy X-rays from the small planet.
PIA21061:
X-Rays from Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-18 Pluto New Horizons
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Pluto's present, hazy atmosphere is almost entirely free of clouds, though scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have identified some cloud candidates after examining images taken during July, 2015.
PIA21127:
Partly Cloudy on Pluto?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-19 Pluto New Horizons
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This detailed global mosaic color map of Pluto is based on a series of three color filter images obtained NASA's New Horizons during the spacecraft's close flyby of Pluto in July 2015.
PIA11707:
Pluto Color Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-20 Pluto New Horizons
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This image obtained by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is from a movie made from more than 100 images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft over six weeks of approach and close flyby in the summer of 2015.
PIA11709:
A Colorful 'Landing' on Pluto (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-24 Pluto New Horizons
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This is the highest-resolution color departure shot of Pluto's receding crescent from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, taken when the spacecraft was 120,000 miles (200,000 kilometers) away from Pluto.
PIA21590:
Blue Rays: New Horizons' High-Res Farewell to Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA21861:
Pluto's Surface in Detail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto and its moon, Charon, was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA21862:
Global Mosaics of Pluto and Charon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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The dramatic Pluto flyover begins over the highlands to the southwest of the great expanse of nitrogen ice plain informally named Sputnik Planitia, as seen by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
PIA21863:
Soaring over Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 Pluto New Horizons
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This image from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft shows an overlay of the first official Pluto feature names.
PIA21944:
First Official Pluto Feature Names
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-28 Pluto New Horizons
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These maps are from NASA's New Horizons' data on the topography (top) and composition (bottom) of Pluto's surface. In the high-resolution topographical map, the highlighted red region is high in elevation.
PIA22036:
Pluto Topography and Composition Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-28 Pluto New Horizons
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Pluto's bladed terrain as seen from NASA's New Horizons during its July 2015 flyby.
PIA21965:
Pluto's Bladed Terrain
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.113 MB)     JPEG (74.13 kB)
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