[caption id="attachment_2500004" align="alignnone" width="759"] 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.
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.
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.