New Delhi: Known as the smallest and coldest planet in our solar system, Pluto came into focus in July, 2015, through NASA's New Horizons' Pluto flyby.
New Horizons is forever at work conducting probes into the numerous phases of the dwarf planet, thereby giving space enthusiasts an insight into the progressing evolutions that the planet goes through.
It is all courtesy New Horizons, that NASA is able to provide viewers with amazing discoveries. Be it icy volcanoes that adorn the planet or the activity of its five moons, New Horizons spacecraft bears testimony to the fact that the dwarf planet is loaded with surprises.
In its latest release, NASA has shared an image of Pluto that puts it in a global perspective. This means that it has released Pluto's updated global map in a panchromatic version.
As per NASA, the map of Pluto, produced by the US space agency includes all resolved images of Pluto’s surface acquired between July 7-14, 2015, at pixel resolutions ranging from 18 miles (30 kilometers) on the Charon-facing hemisphere (left and right edges of the map) to 770 feet (235 meters) on the hemisphere facing New Horizons during the spacecraft’s closest approach on July 14, 2015 (map center). The non-encounter hemisphere was seen from much greater range and is, therefore, in far less detail.