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New Horizons' Pluto approach mission phase begins

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

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New Horizons' Pluto approach mission phase begins The two images in this animation were taken on January 25 and 27, 2015. They were the first acquired during the spacecraft's 2015 approach to the Pluto system. New Horizons was about 203 million kilometers from Pluto when the frames to make the first image were taken; about 2.5 million kilometers closer for the second set.

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

Original image data dated on or about January 27, 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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