New high resolution images of Pluto released on September 24 reveal a snakeskin-like texture on the planet's surface.

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New Pluto images reveal snakeskin like textureReuters

The images were captured by the New Horizons spacecraft on 14 July. A mountain range known as Tartarus Dorsa on Pluto's surface appears grey and blue, its jagged ridgeline created what scientists have described as a snakeskin-like appearance.

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New Pluto images reveal snakeskin like textureReuters

Another high resolution image showed colours ranging from brown to white and shades in between.

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New Pluto images reveal snakeskin like textureReuters

New Horizons is the first spacecraft to visit the dwarf planet.