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Pluto Mystery Tour: A Weird 'Snakeskin' Landscape?

In a new image release from NASA's Pluto mission, there's yet another landscape that, for now, defies explanation.

September 24, 2015
8:27 PM EDT
Detail of the interface between Sputnik Planum and surrounding mountainous region. | NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI
Detail of the high-resolution images of Pluto's Sputnik Planum taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft just before closest approach on July 14, 2015, are the sharpest images to date of Pluto's varied terrain-revealing details down to scales of 270 meters. | NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI