The Rich Color Variations of Pluto
An enhanced view of Pluto shows color variations across the surface
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015. The image combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC). Pluto's surface sports a remarkable range of subtle colors, enhanced in this view to a rainbow of pale blues, yellows, oranges, and deep reds. Many landforms have their own distinct colors, telling a complex geological and climatological story that scientists have only just begun to decode. The image resolves details and colors on scales as small as 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers).
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NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
- Heather Hanson (Global Science and Technology, Inc.)
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Datasets used in this visualization
New Horizons, Ralph MVICID: 897Collected with Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC)
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