The spacecraft turned back around to face the sun, snapping the dwarf planet at sunset. You can see its “rugged” mountains and smooth ice plains as the spacecraft looks out toward the horizon.
Just to reiterate: THESE ARE ACTUAL MOUNTAINS ON ACTUAL PLUTO.
“This image really makes you feel you are there, at Pluto, surveying the landscape for yourself,” said New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern. “But this image is also a scientific bonanza, revealing new details about Pluto’s atmosphere, mountains, glaciers and plains.”
The above image shows a “fog” or “haze” over the surface of the dwarf planet, illuminated by the setting sun. You can even see shadows of hills and mountains.
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