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New Horizons' best look at Pluto before close approach

New Horizons' best look at Pluto before close approach

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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.

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Original image data dated on or about July 13, 2015

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