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New Horizons' first high-resolution view of Charon

New Horizons' first high-resolution view of Charon

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New Horizons' first high-resolution view of Charon
This high-resolution image of an area on Pluto's largest moon Charon contains a depression with a peak in the middle, shown here in the upper left corner of the inset. The image shows an area approximately 390 kilometers from top to bottom, including few visible craters. This image is heavily compressed; sharper versions are anticipated when the full-fidelity data from are returned to Earth. The image was taken at 10:30 UTC on July 14, 2015, about 1.5 hours before closest approach to Pluto, from a range of 79,000 kilometers.

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

Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015

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