Last year New Horizons made its historic flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto and delighted the world with incredible pictures delivered from the edge of our Solar System. Amazingly, even though it is still floating ever further away from Earth it is still transmitting pictures back home, and now the team behind the mission has stitched together all of these photos into one mega image of a flattened out Pluto.
The picture itself has a resolution of 30km per pixel at the edges to a dazzling 235m per pixel at the centre, when New Horizons made its closest approach on 14 July 2015 and took this photo.
The most recent image added was from 25 April 2016, but the probe is expected to continue sending pictures back until early Autumn. Until that point we’re happy to enjoy this map of Pluto get ever more detailed.
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