First global maps of Pluto and Charon show the worlds’ highs and lows

Made with New Horizons’ data, the charts reveal never-before-seen details

Pluto mountains

UPS AND DOWNS  This view shows Pluto’s highest mountains, which rise 3 to 6 kilometers above the smooth nitrogen-ice plains of Sputnik Planitia. New maps of Pluto’s topography show more details of familiar landscapes like this one.

Paul Schenk/Lunar and Planetary Institute

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