NASA released a new high resolution photo of Pluto’s surface this week. (Make sure you zoom in!) The photo has a resolution of about 260 feet and is a composite of a number of photos taken during New Horizon‘s July 2015 flyby.
Photo Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
As a result of this fly-by we have learned that the surface of the planet is covered with ices – made of nitrogen, ammonia, and methane. We’ve also learned that Pluto is currently geologically active and may even contain active ice volcanoes!
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