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New Hi-Res Pluto Image

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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 03:13 AM
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Hi All

I think this will be of interest to many a new hi-res image of Pluto made up from 26 images the final result is a 14MP 3660×3850.

Not bad considering the limitations of the camera used for the Mission.


The resolution of the source images is around 850 meters per pixel.


Here is the link to the image on Flickr Hi-Res Pluto
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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 03:31 AM
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What's colder than ice cold? Pluto!



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 04:06 AM
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Amazing.

I didn't realize the enormity of the depression. It looks like it can swallow a small planet whole. No wonder it was named in homage to the Lord of the Underworld. I can imagine the splendor and horror, therein. It's the stuff dreams and nightmares are made of.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:42 AM
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Beautiful.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:47 AM
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Wow! Love that detail!

The heart region, looks like a huge frozen ocean! Especially the northern tip if it.

ETA:


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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:12 AM
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No craters, not steady solid or maybe it is a liquid and not solid at all. Huge sea at least.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 08:07 AM
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I disagree. That huge ice field looks like the after math of a giant impactor. The surface is cracked, fracture lines radiate away to the (west), frost from fallout to the (east), the direction of impact was top down, ejecta deposited to the (south).

The main area of the huge crater is covered with the deep welling up and refreezing of volatile gasses, after cooling off.


What do I know?



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 09:48 AM
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I saw a face like structure, therefore aliens



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:13 AM
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Wow! Fantastic post! Thank you very much. That is absolutely breathtaking.

But...
If you look at the two large craters towards the Western limb of the disc, there's a massive formation inside the one closest to the middle. It looks like the face of a Grey. Anyone else catch that?



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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View the image as a negative image. That's no frozen pond.....



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 11:24 AM
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These images are simply astounding. Who could have predicted Pluto would have possibly the most interesting surface in our solar system!



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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you did this?



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: Hyperia
a reply to: wmd_2008

you did this?


NO it's on Daniel Machacek flickr page.
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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 11:52 AM
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Great image! It's by Daniel Machacek.



This is best global mosaic of Pluto from the LORRI imager with resolution ~850 m/pix. New Horizons took even better global image of Pluto with the MVIC imager but this image isn't available yet.

This mosaic is made from 26 images (observation P_LORRI) and it's colorized by the color image from the MVIC imager.


I also did some work with the new high-rez images of Pluto: www.abovetopsecret.com...

But since the colour in the OPs image comes from a low-rez photo, I can't wait to see a proper high-rez image from the colour camera.

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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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I refute the notion that Pluto is not a planet.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 02:40 PM
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originally posted by: wildespace
But since the colour in the OPs image comes from a low-rez photo, I can't wait to see a proper high-rez image from the colour camera.

Doesn't the colour camera have a lower resolution than the camera used for this image?



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 03:18 PM
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originally posted by: ArMaP

Doesn't the colour camera have a lower resolution than the camera used for this image?

Stitching smaller images....
OP said:



hi-res image of Pluto made up from 26 images

So, same way....only way.
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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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Resolution is independent from image size.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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Important to remember, much of the "land" you see is actually water ice, the slushy stuff is likely frozen nitrogen.

When you think about humankind's future in space it should be noted that Pluto is composed of mostly of the 4 basic elements most everything we consider organic is made up: Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon.

If we had Star Trek type replicators Pluto would be a good place to load up on raw materials.
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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: newWorldSamurai
I refute the notion that Pluto is not a planet.


No one said it's not a planet. It's a dwarf planet, like Ceres. But its a Kuiper Belt Object like Makemake or Quaor.




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