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New images from New Horizons: Pluto is a beautiful new mystery!

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posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 06:43 PM
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A new batch of images from the New Horizons mission has been posted to the web by NASA, revealing a very complex and puzzling landscape.



New Horizons began its yearlong download of new images and other data over the Labor Day weekend. Images downlinked in the past few days have more than doubled the amount of Pluto’s surface seen at resolutions as good as 400 meters (440 yards) per pixel. They reveal new features as diverse as possible dunes, nitrogen ice flows that apparently oozed out of mountainous regions onto plains, and even networks of valleys that may have been carved by material flowing over Pluto’s surface. They also show large regions that display chaotically jumbled mountains reminiscent of disrupted terrains on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. “The surface of Pluto is every bit as complex as that of Mars,” said Jeff Moore, leader of the New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. “The randomly jumbled mountains might be huge blocks of hard water ice floating within a vast, denser, softer deposit of frozen nitrogen within the region informally named Sputnik Planum.”


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(That last pic is Charon, Pluto's large moon.)

Such an exciting year for astronomy! Lot's of diverse new extraplanetary geology to delve into.




posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: AshOnMyTomatoes

Fantastic photos... it's amazing to think that these images provide the greatest level of detail about this dwarf planet that man has ever known.

Thanks for sharing!




posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 06:55 PM
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Beautiful. Thank you.

Gotta love how matter clings together in it's periodic forms.

But man... it is COLD out there... brrrrrrr.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 06:58 PM
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Lovely pics does anyone else want to lick it? or is it just me?.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

You'd leave most of your tongue shards on it, but yeah... I get it.

I'm all about oral fixation, too... never moved past that in my development.




posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: Baddogma

Odd isn't it
I licked a 4 billion old meteorite it tastes of Iron lol.
I wonder what pluto tastes like?.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Likely it would taste like a hunk of dry ice in a multi billion year old freezer.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: AshOnMyTomatoes

It is amazing that we are seeing detailed photos of Pluto for the first time!



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: darkbake

If I could pick an after life it would be zipping around the universe seeing it all in awe for eternity.
I'm so jealous of the future of humanity who may even set foot on pluto.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: Baddogma

Gotta love how matter clings together in it's periodic forms.

On clinging? Called surface tension…. Skip ahead to 1:50 to see how things stick together in zero G.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Baddogma

Odd isn't it
I licked a 4 billion old meteorite it tastes of Iron lol.
I wonder what pluto tastes like?.

Like dry ice, probably. Which burrrns more than it tastes.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: AshOnMyTomatoes

What, no monoliths or cities?



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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they bring something new in two colors again?
maybe next time they can borrow my cellphone. nice but... but...



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 07:33 PM
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That huge expanse that has no obvious craters, while there are quite a few elsewhere.



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 08:52 PM
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now thats progress



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: blacktie

Isn't the ingenuity of the human race freaking wonderful
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Makes me so proud.
edit on 10-9-2015 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 10 2015 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: AshOnMyTomatoes



(That last pic is Charon, Pluto's large moon.)


Can pluto have a moon seeing as its not a planet?


Moon | Define Moon at Dictionary.com
dictionary.reference.com/browse/moon
moon definition. A natural satellite of a planet; an object that revolves around a planet. The planets vary in the number of their moons; for example, Mercury and Venus have none, the Earth has one, and Jupiter has seventeen or more.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 03:15 AM
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a reply to: ZakOlongapo

Technically, it's just one colour, and I prefer higher quality monochromatic photos than lower quality colour photos that have to be subjected to higher lossy compression rates to make it use the same amount of bandwidth of the monochromatic photos.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 04:10 AM
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originally posted by: MrMasterMinder
a reply to: AshOnMyTomatoes



(That last pic is Charon, Pluto's large moon.)


Can pluto have a moon seeing as its not a planet?

Yes, even some asteroids have their own moons.

One of the key requirements for a planet is that it has cleared its orbit around the Sun of similarly-sized bodies, which Pluto hasn't.
edit on 11-9-2015 by wildespace because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 04:17 AM
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a reply to: ArMaP

so... we actually will never know how those places looks in real colors? even low resolution real colors... so they spend all budget and cant include one simple cam of size of my watch so we can back on Earth see the place the way we will see it over there? hmm... ok




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