Snapshot Sunday

1aPsychedelic Pluto

Over the last few months, New Horizons has continued to send back images of Pluto from its closest July flyby of the dwarf planet. They’re amazing. But today’s releases put them all to shame. These images—the first in a series of high-res shots NASA will release in the coming weeks—are the sharpest humans will ever see of Pluto’s surface. That is, until explorers send another probe out toward the Kuiper belt.

If you want to see the images in the highest resolution possible, click on the image to the left and zoom in. NASA also produced a video, below, scanning across the entire 50 mile-wide strip—ranging from the horizon, across the al-Idrisi mountains, and into Sputnik Planum.



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8 Responses to Snapshot Sunday

  1. º¿carol says:

    Full out sunny today. Temp is now 50°. The living room with the south bay window, even with the curtains closed, is 75°. I’d open a window, but Mr. Mayor is always cold so he likes this heat. I’ll stay in here for awhile until I have to feed and walk Quincy, then I’ll come in here again and wait for 5:00 when Pete picks me up for the concert.

    Now I’ll go read the news, see if there were any mass shootings since I went to bed last night.


  2. Den says:

    News? I’m afraid to look, bloodshed does not fit the X-Mas theme @ all.


  3. Den says:

    A Grumpy Cat X-Mas


  4. Den says:

    Killer cats are coming!


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Sopa de camorones y pico de gallo.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    8:01 pm


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