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These are the closest photos of Pluto ever taken

We take a look at the latest and closest ever pictures of Pluto revealed by NASA, which were taken just 15 minutes after New Horizons flew past the planet

[caption id="attachment_2500004" align="alignnone" width="759"]NASA, NASA Pluto, Pluto New Horizons pictures, New Horizons Pluto pictures, New Horizons NASA, NASA Pluto pictures, Space, Science technology, technology news Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon. (Source: NASA)[/caption] The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission’s top scientist says it “makes you feel you are there." NASA released the photos Thursday. The images were gathered. According to NASA's own mission page, the images have even stunned NASA's scientists as they offer a close look at "Pluto’s majestic icy mountains, streams of frozen nitrogen and haunting low-lying hazes, but also for their strangely familiar, arctic look." We take a look at the pictures of Pluto revealed by NASA. The picture above was taken just 15 minutes after New Horizons' closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015.

NASA, NASA Pluto, Pluto New Horizons pictures, New Horizons Pluto pictures, New Horizons NASA, NASA Pluto pictures, Space, Science technology, technology news This picture released by NASA was taken after New Horizons spacecraft looked back towards the sun-setting on Pluto. In the picture, we get a close look at rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains on Pluto's surface.

NASA, NASA Pluto, Pluto New Horizons pictures, New Horizons Pluto pictures, New Horizons NASA, NASA Pluto pictures, Space, Science technology, technology news According to NASA, this picture shows ice or probably frozen nitrogen on Pluto. The ice-appears to have "accumulated on the uplands on the right side" of this 390-mile (630-kilometer) wide image, says NASA.

NASA, NASA Pluto, Pluto New Horizons pictures, New Horizons Pluto pictures, New Horizons NASA, NASA Pluto pictures, Space, Science technology, technology news According to NASA, this image covers the same region as the earlier one, but is re-projected from the oblique, backlit view shown in the new crescent image of Pluto.

NASA, NASA Pluto, Pluto New Horizons pictures, New Horizons Pluto pictures, New Horizons NASA, NASA Pluto pictures, Space, Science technology, technology news This photo shows, "the setting sun illuminating a fog or near-surface haze" along with the shadows of local hills and small mountains.

NASA, NASA Pluto, Pluto New Horizons pictures, New Horizons Pluto pictures, New Horizons NASA, NASA Pluto pictures, Space, Science technology, technology news Sputnik Planum is the informal name of the smooth, light-bulb shaped region on the left of this composite of several New Horizons images of Pluto.