Following Tuesday’s flyby of Pluto, NASA released close-up images of the former ninth planet. The photos taken show mountains as high as 11,000 feet above an icy terrain.
“This is one of the youngest surfaces we’ve ever seen in the solar system,” says Jeff Moore of New Horizons’ Geology, Geophysics and Imaging Team.
The images were taken about an hour and a half before New Horizons approached Pluto, 478,000 miles from Pluto’s surface. It will take 16 months for all the data to reach Earth, according to the Associated Press.
NASA tweeted this clip: