NASA’s New Horizons captured an amazing image of Pluto that can be labelled nothing but psychedelic.
The purpose of this imagery is to highlight subtle differences in Pluto’s distinct geographical regions, and to make them easier to identify.
Behold your Psychedelic Pluto in all it’s glory:
New Horizons scientists made this false color image of Pluto using a technique called principal component analysis to highlight the many subtle color differences between Pluto’s distinct regions. The image data were collected by the spacecraft’s Ralph/MVIC color camera on July 14 at 11:11 AM UTC, from a range of 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers). This image was presented by Will Grundy of the New Horizons’ surface composition team on Nov. 9 at the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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