NASA Releases New Video Showing Higher-Resolution Closeup Of Pluto

December 5, 2015 7:04 PM

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Pluto's shoreline of Sputnik Planum is seen in the highest-resolution images yet to come from New Horizons. John Spencer of the Southwest Research Institute says the details support the idea that the mountains "are huge ice blocks that have been jostled and tumbled and somehow transported to their present locations."

The best photos from the New Horizons spacecraft that buzzed Pluto earlier this year are now making their way back to Earth, providing resolutions of less than 100 yards per pixel.

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