New images of Pluto's surface reveal majestic ice mountains at sunset, which is pretty neat.

New images of Pluto's surface reveal majestic ice mountains at sunset, which is pretty neat.
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New images of Pluto's surface were released by NASA, revealing all sorts of terrain back-lit by a sunset. Yes, there are pictures of mountains, plains, and hazy skies illuminated by dusk. No likenesses to cartoon dogs this time, just beautiful, close encounters with the actual surface of the dwarf planet. These new images will be the muse for artists' renditions of planets, the kind that become screen savers and posters in stoners' bedrooms. Conspiracy theorists will no doubt scour the images for objects that look like aliens.

New images of Pluto's surface reveal majestic ice mountains at sunset, which is pretty neat.
Fog and haze, shadows from hills and mountains.
NASA
New images of Pluto's surface reveal majestic ice mountains at sunset, which is pretty neat.
Flying in on the approach.
NASA
New images of Pluto's surface reveal majestic ice mountains at sunset, which is pretty neat.
Mountains up to 11,000 ft high, like Yellowstone National Park.
NASA

It's too bad Pluto is so far away from the Sun, or else it would sparkle like a rapper's grill or a socialite's cleavage. It would also melt, though, so... you're good, Pluto. You're good.

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