The Vistas of Pluto

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New high resolution data inbound from New Horizons contains some amazing views of Pluto.  The image above reveals thin upper layers of atmosphere and mountains illuminated at a shallow angle through a surface level haze.  Other views have features that resemble parts of an Earth-like hydrological cycle, but with solid, liquid and gaseous nitrogen.

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