On 12 November, Nasa released an image (above) to the public which depicted dwarf planet Pluto in an array of vibrant colours. The space agency revealed scientists involved in the New Horizons mission said the false colour image was created to highlight the different terrains on Pluto.
"New Horizons scientists made this false colour image of Pluto using a technique called principal component analysis to highlight the many subtle colour differences between Pluto's distinct regions. The image data were collected by the spacecraft's Ralph/MVIC colour camera on July 14 at 11.11am UTC, from a range of 22,000 miles (35,000km)," it said in a statement.
The image was presented at the American Astronomical Society by Will Grundy on 9 November. IBTimes UK looks at other psychedelic space images released by Nasa using false colour.