Many of our readers have probably seen this but here is the historic flyby shot of Pluto taken 478,000 miles from the planet’s surface by New Horizon.
These mountains rise as high as 11,000 feet and scientists believe that there is ample ice, meaning that water is available in large quantities.
NASA also released an image of Pluto’s largest moon Charon with cliffs and troughs stretching about 600 miles across its surface.
It took New Horizons nine years to travel the 3 billion mile trip to Pluto. It is incredibly exciting to be able to see Pluto in an actual picture of the farthest planet in our solar system . . . even if some insist it is a dwarf planet.