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Pluto in color from New Horizons on July 3, 2015

Filed under near-Earth asteroids, New Horizons, pretty pictures, Pluto, dwarf planets beyond Neptune

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Pluto in color from New Horizons on July 3, 2015 Pluto's mottled appearance began to com into focus, just 11 days before New Horizons' closest approach. A wide band of dark terrain near the equator breaks up into smaller dark islands at the bottom of the visible disk.


Original image data dated on or about July 3, 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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