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.

(TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

It's a Date | November 2017It's a Date is our monthly calendar created to help you keep up with everything Tampa Bay has to offer!
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live