NASA’s New Horizon Team couldn’t be happier with the results from their photo shoot of Pluto and its moons (Charon, Nix, Hydra, Styx and Kerberos) this week as the spacecraft passed by it.
One major discovery is we’ve learned about icy mountains, which are believed to be very young (less than 100 million years old), that climb as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters), near Pluto’s heart shaped area.
Our view of Pluto over the years.
Yesterday, America’s space program took another historic leap for humankind. Today, the New Horizons team is bringing what was previously a blurred point of light into focus. We’ve got even more data from the #Plutoflyby coming over the next 16 months. Keep following along…
Posted by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
You can watch the whole video from NASA below. It’s an hour long but there is a lot of great information.