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12-12-15, 12:56
Topics about Solar system are in this rubric, I suppose.

New images about Pluto by NASA are fantastic.


Six months after NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto (http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/14/8960343/nasa-new-horizons-pluto-flyby-news), we're still getting amazing images from the tiny probe. Today, NASA released a stunning enhanced color mosaic of Pluto's surface. The photo, which is the highest-resolution image taken by New Horizons, takes us into the "badlands" of northwest of Sputnik Planum — the icy planes that make up part of the famous "heart" on the dwarf planet.


12-12-15, 17:22
Amazing. The bottom part of the picture looks like a desert with dunes. Supposedly Pluto is still geologically active and sports a bit of atmosphere.