The NASA New Horizons spacecraft has been probing the outer reaches of our solar system since July 2015, gathering breathtaking photos of our most contentiously classified space rock, Pluto. On Thursday, NASA unveiled several new snaps, depicting the little guy's epic-looking backlit horizon, taken on a wide-angle Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera. Of all the scientific photos we've seen from New Horizons, these might be the most
Most arresting is the eerily beautiful haze created in part by frozen nitrogen, and the peaks of its so-called "icy mountains." Have a look-see, why don't you.
Photos by NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI