Pluto's Magnificent Landscape in Color

Explanation: Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto's horizon. Here, Ian Regan has added color to the original image from an earlier MVIC image.


Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Ian Regan, courtesy of