Version C of the Pluto installment of our solar system poster series.
The posters are best printed on 11x17 paper. Several download options are available in the column on the right.
- There are three iterations of this poster: Version A, Version B and Version C (this one).
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About the image: Scientists with NASA's New Horizons mission used enhanced color images like this one to detect differences in the composition and texture of Pluto’s surface. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
On the Back
Pluto is a complex and mysterious world with mountains, valleys, plains, craters, and apparently even glaciers.
Discovered in 1930, Pluto was long considered our solar system's ninth planet. But after the discovery that many similar, intriguing worlds inhabit the distant region beyond Neptune known as the Kuiper Belt, icy Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet.
Pluto is named after the Roman god of the underworld.