Icy Mountains on Pluto

Icy Mountains of Pluto taken by New Horizons

Detailed Description

The Icy Mountains of Pluto - New close-up images of a region near Pluto's equator reveal a giant surprise: a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) above the surface of the icy body. The close-up image was taken about 1.5 hours before New Horizons closest approach to Pluto, using the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) instrument. (Image credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)


Image Dimensions: 900 x 500

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Location Taken: US