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The Frozen Canyons Of Pluto’s North Pole

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016
Uploaded by Waspie_Dwarf
The Frozen Canyons Of Pluto’s North Pole
Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Uploader comment: This ethereal scene captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft tells yet another story of Pluto’s diversity of geological and compositional features—this time in an enhanced color image of the north polar area. Long canyons run vertically across the polar area—part of the informally named Lowell Regio, named for Percival Lowell, who founded Lowell Observatory and initiated the search that led to Pluto’s discovery.

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