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Pluto and Charon spin among the stars (as of June 15, 2015)

Filed under trans-neptunian objects, New Horizons, pretty pictures, Pluto, amateur image processing, Charon, dwarf planets beyond Neptune, many worlds, animation

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Pluto and Charon spin among the stars (as of June 15, 2015) Faint stars in the background of raw images from New Horizons allow the images to be aligned, giving us a sense of New Horizons' changing view on Pluto and Charon as it approaches the dancing pair. Images were taken between June 1 and 15, 2015. More information in this blog entry.

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about June 16, 2015.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

 

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