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New Horizons' last sunlit view of the Charon-facing hemisphere of Pluto

New Horizons' last sunlit view of the Charon-facing hemisphere of Pluto

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New Horizons' last sunlit view of the Charon-facing hemisphere of Pluto
New Horizons' last look at Pluto's Charon-facing hemisphere reveals intriguing geologic details that are of keen interest to mission scientists. This image, taken July 11, 2015, shows newly-resolved linear features above the equatorial region that intersect, suggestive of polygonal shapes. This image was captured when the spacecraft was 4 million kilometers from Pluto.

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Original image data dated on or about July 11, 2015

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