Dazzling New Pluto Photos Are The Best Ever Taken Of The Icy Dwarf Planet

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One day after its historic flyby of Pluto and almost a decade since its launch, NASA’s New Horizons space probe has delivered what we’ve all been waiting for: eye-popping photos of the dwarf planet and its moons.

(Scroll down to see the photos.)

NASA seemed to have trouble tamping down its excitement over the detailed images. “You ain’t seen nothing yet!” the space agency tweeted late last night.

They weren’t kidding–just have a look:

Close-up view of mountains on Pluto. There are no visible impact craters, NASA said, suggesting that the dwarf planet may be relatively young.

Zoom into Pluto & discover mountains, seen during yesterday’s @NASANewHorizons #PlutoFlyby: http://t.co/6QLXLxiW0o

— NASA (@NASA) July 15, 2015

Brief video zooms in on mountainous region of Pluto’s surface.

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Most detailed map yet of Pluto’s biggest moon, Charon.

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Hydra, another of Pluto’s moons

methane on putoMap of methane on Pluto.

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