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All Their Sunrises And Sunsets

Filed under trans-neptunian objects, New Horizons, pretty pictures, Pluto, Cassini, scale comparisons, Titan, amateur image processing, Saturn's moons, dwarf planets beyond Neptune

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All Their Sunrises And Sunsets Titan as seen by Cassini on June 22, 2010, and Pluto as seen by New Horizons on July 14, 2015. Both worlds are viewed from a phase angle of 165 degrees -- nearly from behind. Both have atmospheres; particles in the atmospheres scatter sunlight forward toward New Horizons, lighting them up. The observing spacecraft are seeing the skies in all the locations where the Sun is rising or setting on the surface. The Pluto image has been downsized to match the scale of the Titan image.

NASA / JPL / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

 

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Dave: 08/06/2015 12:08 CDT

Emily, this is really a remarkable collage, of Titan and Pluto at high phase. Thanks for creating it. -dd

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