NASA Discloses Distinguishing Color Photo Of Pluto's North Pole
A new shot of the 'non-planet' Pluto's beautiful the North Pole was released by NASA, according to USA Today.
The shot was taken with the use of the spacecraft New Horizons. It captured special imagery about 21,100 miles away. Pluto's interesting geological features were captured. There were long canyons around the North Pole of Pluto, with age streaks across it, as well as deep pits stretching almost 50 miles wide and 2.5 miles deep.
Scientists examined the unique color changes that were located by the spacecraft's camera and infrared tools. A yellow tint was identified on Pluto's higher elevations, making the area look different from the rest of Pluto's bluish gray surface.
Alterations in the topography are probably due to changes in methane gasses and solar radiation, said The Verge.
"One possibility is that the yellow terrains may correspond to older methane deposits that have been more processed by solar radiation than the bluer terrain," said Will Grundy, leader for the New Horizons composition team.