美国航天局NASA发布了最新的“新视野号” 拍摄的冥王星高清近景图，此次公布的一张高清分辨率近景图涵盖了冥王星上冰丘地带的更清晰的“蛇纹状”/“龙鳞状”地貌，可以清晰地看到更多独特的冥王星地貌现象。新视野号项目科学家William McKinnon称冰丘地带山脊近景“与其用地质说法，不如说它看起来更像是树皮或者龙鳞，这需要一段时间去搞清究竟是什么。”一种解释或许是由内部构造力与冰川升华共同引起的独特面貌。
NASA has captured some incredible shots of the Pluto, showcasing the dwarf planet in ways we’ve never seen before. They were taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC) on the New Horizons space probe, which made history on July 14, 2015 as the closest approach to Pluto yet, at 7,800 miles away. The photos, taken during this flyby, have recently been released by the space organization.
NASA’s images feature a variety of compositions. They’re mostly in black and white, but some showcase rich colors like blues and reds. Images also depict zoomed-in shots and full portraits, too.
Whatever their format may be, the details are awe-inspiring, and they highlight the diversity of Pluto’s land forms, including its majestic mountains and icy plains, in addition to a setting sun and foggy haze.
From these photos, it’s no surprise that scientists are looking at Pluto in a whole new light, and so are we. Check out these spectacular shots, below.