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.
The first color images of Pluto’s atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft last week, reveal that the hazes are blue.
These are the latest images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft from Pluto, that left baffled scientists, for their breathtaking views of majestic icy mountains, streams of frozen nitrogen and haunting low-lying hazes, and for their strangely familiar, arctic look.
Will the New Horizons spacecraft survive its closest approach to Pluto and return useful images and data?
It took 9.5 years to get this close, but you can now take a virtual flight over Pluto in this animation of image data from the New Horizons spacecraft.