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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Pluto and Charon on July 12, 2015

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

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Pluto and Charon on July 12, 2015 These are the final optical navigation photos returned from New Horizons on July 12, 2015. They were taken at 08:45 and 08:50 UT on July 12 from a distance of 2.5 million kilometers, just a bit more than 2 days away from closest approach. The images have been enlarged, stacked, and deconvolved by the New Horizons team.

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

Original image data dated on or about July 12, 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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