These Photos of Pluto Reveal Its Weird Surface Characteristics

 - Sep 25, 2015
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These photos of Pluto, captured by NASA, comprise the highest resolution views ever captured of Pluto and reveal some tell-tale facts about its apparent snakeskin surface.

Pluto may not be officially classed as a planet anymore, but that doesn't mean it doesn't continue to capture the interest of planetary scientists. Captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, these beautiful images don't just look spectacular but have also helped scientists map out the distribution of methane ice on Pluto.

The surface colors of Pluto were enhanced in some of these photos reveal a range of subtle details. The end result is a series of photos of Pluto that are great to simply gawk at, but also reveal some interesting facts about the dwarf planet.