Pluto's ice crust, New Horizons image

Pluto's ice crust, New Horizons image

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Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pluto's ice crust. Satellite image showing the heavily eroded water-ice crust of the dwarf planet Pluto. Here, the prominent 1.2-mile-high cliff at top (left to upper right) is part of a great canyon system that stretches for hundreds of miles across Pluto's northern hemisphere. Imaged by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on NASA's New Horizons interplanetary space probe.

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