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NASA's New Horizon Images Of Pluto Shows Off Stunning 'Snail-Like' Object On Planet's Icy Plains

12/01/2016 09:36 GMT | Updated 12/01/2016 09:59 GMT

NASA's New Horizon spacecraft has captured a curious-looking object, bearing a striking resemblance to a snail on Pluto's icy plains.

The latest image was taken during the spacecraft's closest approach to the planet in July.

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According to the space agency, the "polygonal or cellular pattern of the plains" is due to a deep layer of mobile nitrogen ice being churned.

This particular image shows an area 50 miles wide and 400 miles long, taken from a range of 10,000 miles. Seriously cool, we know.

Each picture has a incredible resolution of about 77-85 metres per pixel.

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