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July 24, 2015

More news from Pluto

This image is a mosaic of the dwarf planet Pluto in true color.

This image is a mosaic of the dwarf planet Pluto in true color.

NASA held a press conference today explaining and displaying some of the new data being received from their New Horizons spacecraft that recently flew by Pluto and its moons.

The image above is a showing the same face of the dwarf planet made famous July 14th but in greater detail both in color and topography. This resolution allows us to see features as small as 2.2 kmĀ in size or about double the clarity of the July 14th images. Additionally, Pluto’s atmosphere was imaged upon the spacecraft flying by which shows a hazy cover reaching upwards of 50 km above the surface which you can see in the link below.

For more information and images from the New Horizons probe, check out NASA’s website for the mission.