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Pluto solar occultations

Pluto solar occultations

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Pluto solar occultations
This figure shows the locations of the sunset and sunrise solar occultations observed by the Alice instrument on the New Horizons spacecraft. The sunset occultation occurred just south of the “heart” region of Pluto, from a range of 48,200 km, while the sunrise occurred just north of the "whale tail", from a range of 57,000 km.

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Original image data dated on or about July 17, 2015

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