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Watch: Flyover Of Pluto’s Majestic Mountains and Icy Plains [Close-Up Video Footage]

Posted by on July 23, 2017 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Watch: Flyover Of Pluto’s Majestic Mountains and Icy Plains [Close-Up Video Footage]

This dramatic Pluto flyover footage begins over the highlands to the southwest of the great expanse of nitrogen ice plain informally named Sputnik Planitia. The viewer first passes over the western margin of Sputnik, where it borders the dark, cratered terrain of Cthulhu Macula, with the blocky mountain ranges located within the plains seen on the right. The tour moves north past the rugged and fractured highlands of Voyager Terra and then turns southward over Pioneer Terra—which exhibits deep and wide pits—before concluding over the bladed terrain of Tartarus Dorsa in the far east of the encounter hemisphere.

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