The researchers studied in more detail photos of the dwarf planet.
It seems that Pluto hides a lot of secrets
NASA scientists, after studying the images of Pluto, suggest that the bright area on the surface of the dwarf planet may be the polar cap. These pictures gave interplanetary probe “New Horizons”, which was launched by NASA in 2006. Pictures were taken of Pluto LORRI camera from a distance of 113 million. Km.
“Approaching the Pluto system, we begin to see the intriguing features such as a bright region near the visible pole of Pluto” – said the NASA John Gransfild.
NASA scientists expect that in July 14, 2015 a space probe mission “New Horizons” closer to the minimum distance to Pluto – 12.5 thousand km. The main purpose of the mission of this unit is a detailed study of the dwarf planet and all that is around her.
Earlier, the probe “New Horizons” were obtained the first color images of Pluto .ZN.UA
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