The new NASA-made planet-hunting spacecraft, the Solar System Trace Gas Orbiter, has already taken a couple of close-up photos of Pluto, the dwarf planet that lies at the heart of the solar systems outermost regions.
But what’s most interesting about the new image is its placement.
As a result, it’s now the first image ever taken of Pluto that has been “mapped” using data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), the most sensitive instrument on the planet.
That’s right, it is the first time a planet has been mapped using data that came from a single instrument.
SDO is also a very important piece of information because the instrument allows scientists to see how much of Pluto’s surface is covered by water, how much ice is covered, and how much is covered with dust.
The team behind the mission has used SDO’s high resolution to map the surface of Pluto using the same technique they used to map Pluto and its moon Charon back in the 1960s.
This mapping technique allows the researchers to look at Pluto and Charon at the same time, allowing for a closer look at the surface.
“This is the only time that we have been able to do this in our lifetime,” said Mike Brown, an astronomer at the University of Texas, Austin who led the SDO mapping team.
“It’s amazing that we’ve done this.
We’re still not quite at the point where we can make accurate estimates for Pluto’s size, and its mass, and all the things that make up its surface, but this is very exciting.”
The image from the spacecraft shows the moon and its surface with the sun just to the left of it.
Pluto is in the far left corner.
What’s even more exciting about the mapping is that it’s the first of what’s expected to be many of the images taken of the planet, as well as its moons, as the probe makes its way through the outer reaches of the Solar Systems.
Brown explained that the team’s next target is Saturn, but because Saturn is far too far away to see, that mission has yet to be completed.
While the mission is making its way around the Solar Planets outermost rings, NASA has put a large number of sensors in place to map every other part of the surface, including the oceans and atmosphere of Saturn.
Scientists have long wondered about the composition of Pluto and the planet’s icy moons.
The new data suggests that Pluto’s atmosphere is mostly water, but that some of the material may also be methane.
In addition to Pluto and Pluto’s moons, the spacecraft is also mapping Charon, a planet that is one of the most massive bodies in the Solar SYSTEM.
Charon is about 5,200 miles (8,200 kilometers) across, and it’s thought to be a very large gas giant.
Charon has an atmosphere with a mixture of liquid methane and a solid mixture of nitrogen, which scientists are now trying to learn more about.
Brown said that researchers are also looking into the atmosphere of Charon’s moon Titan, which is the largest known body in the system.
Brown said that the goal of the mission was to “get to know this world and get to know the people that live here.”
This image of Charus shows the surface in the form of a thin band of clouds over the northern hemisphere.
With this data, scientists will be able to learn about the weather patterns and geologic history of the worlds outermost areas, and they’ll be able better understand the composition and evolution of its icy crust.
And now that we know about Pluto, it looks like this is the last time we’ll be seeing its moons.
In a statement released Wednesday, NASA said that it would be taking another photo of Pluto to mark the spacecraft’s final journey through the Solar system.