Pluto “heart shape” better understood

Recent probe photos have scientists particularly curious in about the “heart shape” on Pluto’s surface. (Pass 1) A second fly-past revealed two shadows (Pass 2) …

For Pass 3 results …

3rd-passA third pass has resulted in new theories about what the “heart shape” might be.

As fly-pasts continue to add resolution to our photos of Pluto, a clearer understanding of the object will emerge.

There are copyright concerns, even at this early stage of the investigation.
Pass 2 and 3 images courtesy of National Andersen Space Administration