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Saturday, July 15, 2017

New Horizons Flyby over Icy Mountains

Majestic Mountains and Icy plains of Pluto Photo : New Horizon Credit: JPL/NASA
Image Description:

     New Horizons spacecraft flyby over southwest highlands of Pluto, these highlands were fully composed of nitrogen ice which was named as Sputnik Planitia. The dark coloured part is terrain Cthulhu Macula with blocky mountains ranges in right of image.

Pluto Flyby:

      New Horizons made flyby over Voyager Terra, Pioneer Terra and bladed terrain of Tartarus Dorsa where you can find deep and wide pits (in eastern hemisphere).

Charon Flyby: (Pluto's Moon)

     New Horizons also made a flyby over Pluto's moon "Charon". It flied over wide Canyon of Serenity Chasma, Dorothy Gale creater and dark polar hood of Mordor Macula. Then its flight turned towards Oz Terra, Vulcan Planum and moated mountains of Clarke Montes.

Videos from New Horizons Flyby:


The above videos shows the image captured by New Horizons during its flyby over Pluto and its moon Charon. ( First Video = Pluto Flyby | Second Video = Charon Flyby )

Image Credit : New Horizons | NASA | JPL
Video Credit  : Paul Schenk and John Blackwell of Lunar and Planetary Institute Credits : Paul Schenk and John Blackwell of Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston. 

About New Horizons:

     New Horizons is an interplanetary mission of NASA and the first mission of New Frontiers Program which was launched in 2006 to perform flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto in 2015 as primary mission and its secondary mission was to study Kuiper Belt Objects.


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