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

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

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NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla

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.

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Original image data dated on or about June 16, 2015

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