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New Pluto Images from Nasa's New Horizons: It's Complicated

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Pluto from New Horizons spacecraft

This synthetic perspective view of Pluto, based on the latest high-resolution images to be downlinked from NASAs New Horizons spacecraft, shows what you would see if you were approximately 1,100 miles (1,800 kilometers) above Plutos equatorial area, looking northeast over the dark, cratered, informally named Cthulhu Regio toward the bright, smooth, expanse of icy plains informally called Sputnik Planum.

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

New close-up images of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal a bewildering variety of surface features that have scientists reeling because of their range and complexity.

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