Map of Pluto's Surface

This is the first image-based surface map of the solar system's most remote planet, Pluto.

This map was assembled by computer image processing software from four separate images of Pluto's disk taken with the European Space Agency's (ESA) Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard NASA's and ESA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit:

Alan Stern (Southwest Research Institute), Marc Buie (Lowell Observatory), NASA and ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9609c
Type:Chart
Release date:7 March 1996, 20:00
Size:2813 x 1737 px

About the Object

Name:Pluto
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Dwarf planet
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Hubble Space Telescope
FOC

Image Formats

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