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Pluto filled with ‘spectacular colors’ and varying terrain, Nasa’s New Horizons mission reveals

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Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft discovered towering ice mountains and ridges, rolling plains, and icebergs floating in lakes of frozen nitrogen
Pluto is a world of “spectacular” colours, dramatic surface features and dynamic geology, the first published results from a fly-by of the dwarf planet have shown.

The American space agency Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft discovered towering ice mountains and ridges, rolling plains, and icebergs floating in lakes of frozen nitrogen.

Enhanced colour pictures from the probe’s multi-spectral visible imaging camera (MVIC) also revealed a striking assortment of colours, ranging from dark red regions at the equator to brighter, bluer regions at higher latitudes.

Another surprise was Pluto’s blue hazy atmosphere, which like Earth’s is chiefly composed of nitrogen.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/11934888/Pluto-filled-with-spectacular-colours-and-varying-terrain-Nasas-New-Horizons-mission-reveals.html