[meteorite-list] Pluto: A Global Perspective

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:01:07 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201604300001.u3U017PV005449_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Pluto: A Global Perspective
April 29, 2016

[Image Map]
NASA's New Horizons mission science team has produced this updated panchromatic
(black-and-white) global map of Pluto. The map includes all resolved images
of Pluto's surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015, at pixel resolutions
ranging from 18 miles (30 kilometers) on the Charon-facing hemisphere
(left and right edges of the map) to 770 feet (235 meters) on the hemisphere
facing New Horizons during the spacecraft's closest approach on July
14, 2015 (map center). The non-encounter hemisphere was seen from much
greater range and is, therefore, in far less detail.

The latest images woven into the map were sent back to Earth as recently
as April 25, and the team will continue to add photos as the spacecraft
transmits the rest of its stored Pluto encounter data. All encounter imagery
is expected on Earth by early fall. The team is also working on improved
color maps.

Received on Fri 29 Apr 2016 08:01:07 PM PDT

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