“The most intriguing feature is a large mountain sitting in a moat,” remarks Jeff Moore, a New Horizons team member. He also goes on to say, “This is a feature that has geologists stunned and stumped.”
The agency recently released the close-up photo of the region which is estimated to have been shot from a distance of about 49,000 miles.
The unusual area appears in the upper-left corner of the photo which spans about 240 miles along its vertical frame. It shows a deep depression with a mountain-like land mass rising from the middle of it.
According to officials, there will be better opportunities to study the area once less compressed images arrive back to Earth.