Pluto (Artist's Impression)

Artist’s impression of how the surface of Pluto might look, according to one of the two models that a team of astronomers has developed to account for the observed properties of Pluto’s atmosphere, as studied with CRIRES. The image shows patches of pure methane on the surface. At the distance of Pluto, the Sun appears about 1,000 times fainter than on Earth.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:eso0908a
Type:Artwork
Release date:2 March 2009
Related releases:eso0908
Size:2000 x 1125 px

About the Object

Name:Pluto
Type:Solar System : Planet
Category:Illustrations

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