TAMPA (CBS Tampa) – No, you’re not tripping. That really is a picture of Pluto in psychedelic colors.
NASA made a false color image of the dwarf planet using a special camera on board the New Horizons spacecraft.
They used a technique called principal component analysis to highlight subtle differences on the surface.
The familiar heart on Pluto is cut in half, revealing that the feature is really made up of different types of terrain.
Data from the historic New Horizons flyby is still being transmitted to Earth, and scientists are still excited by the prospect of uncovering more of Pluto’s secrets in the months and years to come.
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