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New Horizons Returns First, Best Images of Pluto

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Mountainous Shoreline of Sputnik Planum, Pluto

The Mountainous Shoreline of Sputnik Planum: In this highest-resolution image from NASAs New Horizons spacecraft, great blocks of Plutos water-ice crust appear jammed together in the informally named al-Idrisi mountains.


NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby—and the best close-ups of Pluto that humans may see for decades.

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