Pluto Globe

Pluto GlobeKalmbach Media. $29.95.

Custom-produced by the Astronomy team and Ross A. Beyer of NASA’s New Horizons team, this highly detailed globe is perfect for exploring Pluto. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft launched in 2006 and reached Pluto in 2015. As soon as it began to send data – especially photographs – back to Earth, the editorial team at Astronomy knew this would be the perfect candidate for a globe of this distant world. Scientists had expected a frozen, cratered, and long-dead world with an equally old-looking system of moons. Instead, Pluto’s surface is young, with smooth frozen plains, icy mountains as high as the U.S. Rockies, topography that resembles dunes, a glacial lake, and ice that has recently flowed around other features in the same way that glaciers move on Earth’s surface. Now you can explore Pluto using imagery from the New Horizons spacecraft’s fly-by in July 2015; over 45 planetary features are identified and labeled. Each globe is made of long-lasting durable plastic with just a single seam between hemispheres and comes with a clear acrylic display base and informational flyer.

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