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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Pluto in enhanced color

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

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Pluto in enhanced color This photo combines a mosaic of four black-and-white, high-resolution LORRI images with lower-resolution color data from the Ralph MVIC instrument to create a portrait of Pluto's vari-colored terrains. MVIC takes photos through red, blue, and near-infrared filters, so the images enhances contrast among terrains with different surface compositions.


Original image data dated on or about July 14, 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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