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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

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.

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

Original image data dated on or about July 17, 2015.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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