This image of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, processed in 2 ways, shows how Pluto’s bright, high-altitude atmospheric haze produces a twilight that softly illuminates the surface before sunrise & after sunset, allowing the sensitive cameras on New Horizons to see details in nighttime regions that would otherwise be invisible. The right-hand version of the image has been greatly brightened to bring out faint details of rugged haze-lit topography beyond Pluto’s terminator.
Pluto in a Minute: Did New Horizons Make it to Pluto Right Before the Atmosphere Collapsed? Pluto’s atmosphere just keeps getting more interesting. This is Pluto in a Minute. So much of what we’re are seeing from New Horizons’ encounter with Pluto are these amazing closeup surface images. But there’s a lot of science that isn’t visual. Namely, the science that happened on Pluto’s farside with respect to the Earth, and one of these exp
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Only 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon. The smooth expanse of the informally named icy plain Sputnik Planum (right) is flanked on the left by rugged mountains up to 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) high, including the informally named Norgay Montes in the foreground and Hillary Montes on the…
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