Image of the Day: NASA's psychedelic new Pluto pic

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Nov 13, 2015, 9:52 PM EST (Updated)

NASA's New Horizons team has just released a trippy new Pluto image showing the icy dwarf planet ablaze in fall-like colors.  This striking photo was taken during New Horizons' historic July 14 flyby at a range of 22,000 miles using the spacecraft’s Ralph/MVIC color camera. New Horizons scientists created this far-out, false-color photo using a technique called principal component analysis to highlight the many subtle color differences between Pluto's distinct elevations and regions.  

Have a look and tell us if you're sufficiently stunned by this psychedelic shot.

(Via NASA/New Horizons)