82.4 F
Clarksville
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Home Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission have spotted signs of long run-out landslides on Pluto’s largest moon, Charon. This perspective view of a chasm on Charon uses stereo reconstruction of images taken by two cameras on New Horizons, supplemented by a “shape-from-shading” algorithm. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Center) Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have spotted signs of long run-out landslides on Pluto's largest moon, Charon. This perspective view of a chasm on Charon uses stereo reconstruction of images taken by two cameras on New Horizons, supplemented by a "shape-from-shading" algorithm. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Center)

Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission have spotted signs of long run-out landslides on Pluto’s largest moon, Charon. This perspective view of a chasm on Charon uses stereo reconstruction of images taken by two cameras on New Horizons, supplemented by a “shape-from-shading” algorithm. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Center)

Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have spotted signs of long run-out landslides on Pluto's largest moon, Charon. This perspective view of a chasm on Charon uses stereo reconstruction of images taken by two cameras on New Horizons, supplemented by a "shape-from-shading" algorithm. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Center)

Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission have spotted signs of long run-out landslides on Pluto’s largest moon, Charon. This perspective view of a chasm on Charon uses stereo reconstruction of images taken by two cameras on New Horizons, supplemented by a “shape-from-shading” algorithm. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Center)

Pluto’s present, hazy atmosphere is almost entirely free of clouds. However, scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission have identified some cloud candidates — suggestive of possible, rare condensation clouds — in images taken during the spacecraft’s July 2015 flight through the Pluto system. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Center)
Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission have spotted signs of long run-out landslides on Pluto’s largest moon, Charon. On this image of Charon’s informally named “Serenity Chasma,” from New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), arrows mark indications of landslide activity. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Center)