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NASA Releases New Images of Pluto

The U.S. space agency NASA released Friday a series of high-resolution images of Pluto, after the New Horizons spacecraft's July 2015 flyby. The images were taken as New Horizons flew past Pluto from a distance of 80,000 kilometers (50,000 miles).
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This highest-resolution image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft shows how erosion and faulting have sculpted this portion of Pluto’s icy crust into rugged badlands topography, Dec. 4, 2015.
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This highest-resolution image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft shows how erosion and faulting have sculpted this portion of Pluto’s icy crust into rugged badlands topography, Dec. 4, 2015.

This highest-resolution image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveals new details of Pluto’s rugged, icy cratered plains, including layering in the interior walls of many craters, released Dec. 4, 2015.
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This highest-resolution image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveals new details of Pluto’s rugged, icy cratered plains, including layering in the interior walls of many craters, released Dec. 4, 2015.

In this highest-resolution image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, great blocks of Pluto’s water-ice crust appear jammed together in the informally named al-Idrisi mountains, released Dec. 4, 2015..
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In this highest-resolution image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, great blocks of Pluto’s water-ice crust appear jammed together in the informally named al-Idrisi mountains, released Dec. 4, 2015..

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