Ice Mountains and Plains

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Ice Mountains and Plains
Release Date: September 24, 2015
Keywords: LORRI, Pluto, Ralph
High-resolution images of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft just before closest approach on July 14, 2015, are the sharpest images to date of Pluto's varied terrain-revealing details down to scales of 270 meters. In this 75-mile (120-kilometer) section taken from the larger, high-resolution mosaic, the textured surface of the plain surrounds two isolated ice mountains.

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