Saturday, 12 September 2015

NASA Releases New Crystal-Clear Images of Pluto


This week, NASA released the most crystal-clear photos of Pluto yet, snapped by the New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby in July unveiling what NASA is calling a “bewildering variety of surface features.”

 NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory started the “intensive data downlink phase” on Sept. 5, and information will slowly trickle in from the spacecraft over the next year. Even at light speed, it takes the data almost five hours to travel the 3 billion miles from New Horizons to Earth.


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