Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99
Topics

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

In living color: New images show two faces of Pluto

In living color: New images show two faces of Pluto

It's pretty easy to get excited for New Horizons' Pluto flyby this month when NASA uploads new images of the dwarf planet every day for Earthlings to ponder. Today NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released the stunning new color images above showing Pluto’s two distinct surfaces. The images released Wednesday show Pluto and its largest moon Charon in color. One hemisphere of Pluto appears to have large spots evenly lined up along the equator. Each spot is about 300 miles in diameter, according to NASA. The spots are a mystery to New Horizons team right now; they have yet to see dark spots with consistency and spacing like this. “It’s a...

Loading

82°