This is legit Pluto rn:
The dwarf planet was snapped being its dark and broody self by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft just 15 minutes after its closest-ever approach in July, and the images have just been released via the mission’s blog.
They’re pretty impressive.
They “really makes you feel you are there, at Pluto, surveying the landscape for yourself,” says New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of the new pics.
But more than just being cool to look at, the photo’s are a “scientific bonanza”, revealing new deets about Pluto’s atmosphere, mountains, glaciers and plains.
You can even see thin haze layers that Nasa say hints at weather changes from day to day, just like we Earthlings experience.
Makes you feel extra insignificant, right?
Images via NASA.