New Horizons’ best Pluto imagery yet!

New Horizons is still transmitting data from the Pluto encounter (and will be doing so for many more months).  NASA has just released an image strip that is the most detailed yet.  This snippet shows the highest resolution portion of the strip, showing the weird bumpy texture, almost like a mogul field, of the cellular nitrogen ice plains in Sputnik Planum:

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Here’s a video (with no audio) panning down the entire strip, with annotation:

You can download the full strip at maximum resolution here, at the Planetary Photojournal.

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