Now this is more like the way I would color a planet if given the opportunity!
Earlier this year, NASA’s New Horizons mission did it’s closest flyby past the last known planet in our solar system: Pluto. Since then, scientists have been working with (or in this case coloring with) the data to gain more insight about this adorable planet’s surface.
About this image, NASA’s post states:
New Horizons scientists made this false color image of Pluto using a technique called principal component analysis to highlight the many subtle color differences between Pluto’s distinct regions. The image data were collected by the spacecraft’s Ralph/MVIC color camera on July 14 at 11:11 AM UTC, from a range of 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers).
In a previous blog post, I provide more information and links related to Pluto and the New Horizons mission: 196 – Pluto’s Heart Mandala
While the science stuff is fascinating, I prefer to enjoy Pluto’s new psychedelic surface and be inspired by its vibrantly colorful palette.
How would you color pluto?