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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
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.
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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