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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

New Horizons' view of Pluto on June 6, 2015

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

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New Horizons' view of Pluto on June 6, 2015 New Horizons captured the four images used to make this view on June 6, 2015 from a distance of 46 million kilometers. Four images have been stacked and sharpened. The dark line running across Pluto is likely a real feature, not a processing artifact. Charon is still too small for any apparent features to be definitively discerned.

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Björn Jónsson

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Original image data dated on or about June 6, 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: Björn Jónsson


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