NASA releases photo of Pluto’s frozen canyons

(NASA Photo via CNN)

(CNN) — NASA released a new image of Pluto’s North Pole this week.

The space agency’s New Horizons Spacecraft took the photo.

While Earth’s North Pole is known for its frozen temperatures, Pluto’s North Pole is covered in frozen canyons.

You can see the canyons in the picture. They’re the yellow areas in the image.

The long canyons run vertically across the polar area. The widest canyon is about 45 miles wide and runs close to the North Pole.

According to NASA, some of the canyons appear to represent evidence for an ancient period of tectonics.

 

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