The unit New Horizons transmitted to Earth another batch of pictures of Pluto. At this time, all the images are made in the so-called enhanced colors – or, more precisely, passed through the blue, red and infrared filters. This is done in order to highlight different items, and that scientists could better distinguish the rocks that form the surface of the celestial body. The first picture you can see part of the surface of the region known as Pluto near the terminator the so-called. The line separating the lit and unlit part of a celestial body.
The researchers compared what he saw in this image with a bark or dragon’s scales. Perhaps this landscape was formed during the combination of internal tectonic processes and the sublimation of the surface ice. Read the rest of this entry »