To the right, we see the smooth Sputnik Planum giving way to what looks like glaciers. On the left, mountains shoot up as high as 11,000 feet above the surface. We also see the many layers of Pluto's atmospheric haze, which start close to the ground and extend some 60 miles up.
“This image really makes you feel you are there, at Pluto, surveying the landscape for yourself,” said New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern said in a statement. “But this image is also a scientific bonanza, revealing new details about Pluto’s atmosphere, mountains, glaciers and plains.”