Pluto: On Frozen Pond
|A frozen lake of liquid nitrogen located in a mountain range just|
north of Pluto’s informally named Sputnik Planum
This feature appears to be a frozen, former lake of liquid nitrogen, located in a mountain range just north of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planum. Captured by the New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) as the spacecraft flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015, the image shows details as small as about 430 feet (130 meters). At its widest point the possible lake appears to be about 20 miles (30 kilometers) across.
Source: NASA [March 26, 2016]