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Charon's progression: June 22 to July 1, 2015 (third-to-last Pluto day before New Horizons encounter)

Filed under trans-neptunian objects, New Horizons, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Charon, dwarf planets beyond Neptune

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Charon's progression: June 22 to July 1, 2015 (third-to-last Pluto day before New Horizons encounter) Pluto nearly doubled in apparent size in New Horizons' forward view between June 22 and July 1, 2015. This period covered more than one Pluto day.

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Björn Jónsson

Original image data dated on or about July 1, 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: Björn Jónsson

 

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