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NASA Releases New Photo of Pluto's Frozen Canyons

Another beautiful image from the New Horizons spacecraft

<p>Photo via NASA</p>

This week, NASA released a new photo that shows some of Pluto's geological features in brilliant detail. The image was captured roughly 21,000 miles (33,796 km) from the dwarf planet. According to NASA, canyons run across Pluto's polar region, the widest of which is 45 miles (72.4 km). This photo, along with others captured by New Horizons, is offering scientists a great deal of insight into Pluto's geological make-up and history.

To learn more about the New Horizons spacecraft and its historic fly-by of Pluto, watch this video: