The internet was taken aback when the agency, NASA recently posted a rainbow-colored photograph of a heavenly body (Celestial Body) on its Instagram account.
American Space Agency Amazing images from NASA are routinely posted on its social media channels. The internet was taken aback when the agency recently posted a rainbow-colored photograph of a heavenly body on its Instagram account. Pluto is a spherical object that resembles a planet and is located at the outermost point of our solar system. The NASA image displays numerous Pluton regions in amazing rainbow-colored hues.
Pluto isn’t a psychedelic riot of colors – this translated color image was created by New Horizons scientists to highlight the many subtle color differences between the planet’s distinct regions,” NASA wrote in its caption.
“Pluto has a complex, varied surface with jumbled mountains reminiscent of Europa, networks of carved-out valleys, old, heavily cratered terrain sitting right next to new, smooth icy plains, and even what might be wind-blown dunes,” it added.
The image was taken by the 2006-launched New Horizons spacecraft. In the summer of 2015, according to NASA, the spacecraft studied Pluto and its moons during a six-month flyby. The spacecraft moves farther into the Kuiper Belt as it continues to study the far-off solar system.
Over 7.8 lakh people have liked the post in just one day. Users may be seen praising Pluto’s beauty and the space agency’s choice of color scheme.
One user said, “Oh my god, this is so wonderful.” Added another “Congratulations to Pluto on coming out! Proud of you, Pal.”
Pluto’s status was reduced to that of a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2019 because it did not match the three requirements the organization employs to identify a full-sized planet.
What are the three requirements of IAU to employ and celestial body as a full-sized planet?
• It must orbit a star in our cosmic neighborhood.
• It must be big enough to have enough gravity to force it into a spherical shape.
• It must be big enough that its gravity cleared away any other objects of a similar size near its orbit around the Sun.