New pictures of Pluto – level 3
These stunning images of Pluto show a near-sunset view of the icy mountains and flat ice plains on the distant planet. The newly released pictures were taken in July by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The icy plain Sputnik Planum is visible, flanked by rugged mountains on the west.
The photographs were captured from a distance of 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometres).
New Horizons became the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its entourage of moons. It has returned dramatic pictures providing new high definition data of Pluto.
Difficult words: stunning (amazing), release (to show to the public), flank (to next to or on one side of), rugged (having a broken, rocky, and uneven surface), entourage (a group).
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