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Pluto and Charon in color: LORRI + MVIC, July 8 & June 25, 2015

Pluto and Charon in color: LORRI + MVIC, July 8 & June 25, 2015

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Pluto and Charon in color: LORRI + MVIC, July 8 & June 25, 2015
A LORRI image from July 8 has been colorized with much lower-resolution MVIC data taken June 25 to make this color view. Pluto and Charon were 6 million kilometers away at the time. Most of the bright features around Pluto's edge are a result of image processing, but the bright sliver below the dark "whale," which is also visible in unprocessed images, is real.

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 8, 2015

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