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New Horizons' best look at Pluto before close approach

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

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New Horizons' best look at Pluto before close approach This stunning image of the dwarf planet was captured from New Horizons at about on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 766,000 kilometers from the surface.


Original image data dated on or about July 13, 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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