New Horizons Puts Pluto's Geology on the Map

New geological maps released by the New Horizons team show the great terrain diversity of Pluto's Sputnik Planum.

This map of the left side of Plutos heart-shaped feature uses colors to represent the varied terrains on Pluto, which helps scientists understand the complex geological processes at work. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI
Informally-named Sputnik Planum region on Pluto is mapped, with the key indicating a wide variety of units or terrains. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

For the original press release, read here.

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