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New Pluto Photos Show High Mountains, Giant ‘Tail'

Hungry for more about Pluto? No worries. Today NASA scientists served up another helping of photos and scientific findings from the New Horizons spacecraft, which made its historic flyby of the far-flung dwarf planet on July 14.

Previously released images revealed evidence of high peaks on Pluto and a deep canyon and a mysterious mountain on its biggest moon, Charon.

What will we see today? Scroll down to find out.

Pluto€™s moon Nix. It'€™s about 25 miles across.
Pluto€™s moon Nix. It'€™s about 25 miles across.

Pluto'€™s moon Nix. It'€™s about 25 miles across.

Graphic showing concentrated region of carbon monoxide.
Graphic showing concentrated region of carbon monoxide.

Graphic showing concentrated region of carbon monoxide.

Icy, frozen plains on Pluto.
Icy, frozen plains on Pluto.

Icy, frozen plains on Pluto.

Icy plains of Pluto
Icy plains of Pluto

Icy plains of Pluto 

Frozen plains of Pluto - €”vast and craterless.Similar surfaces can be seen on glaciers here on earth
Frozen plains of Pluto - €”vast and craterless.Similar surfaces can be seen on glaciers here on earth

Frozen plains of Pluto--vast and craterless. Similar surfaces can be seen on glaciers here on Earth.

Section of Pluto'€™s surface showing newly named mountains.
Section of Pluto'€™s surface showing newly named mountains.

Section of Pluto'€™s surface showing newly named mountains.

“We know the atmosphere is nitrogen,” New Horizons co-investigator Fran Bagenal, said of Pluto. Pluto has a tail of charg
“We know the atmosphere is nitrogen,” New Horizons co-investigator Fran Bagenal, said of Pluto. Pluto has a tail of charged particles.

“We know the atmosphere is nitrogen,” New Horizons co-investigator Fran Bagenal, said of Pluto. Pluto has a tail of charged particles.

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