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Nix from New Horizons (LORRI with MVIC color)

Nix from New Horizons (LORRI with MVIC color)

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla

Nix from New Horizons (LORRI with MVIC color)
This image is a combination of four taken on July 14 at about 8:07 UTC as New Horizons passed through the Pluto system. The grayscale LORRI image has been enlarged by a factor of three and overlaid with color information from an image taken by Ralph MVIC at about the same time. Nix has an unusual red crater feature on its surface -- and no other obvious craters.

Here are the four component images.

Four images of Nix

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

Four images of Nix
Captured at about 08:06 UTC on July 14, 2015 as New Horizons flew past.

Here are those four component images, stacked, enlarged 300%, and sharpened.

Nix from New Horizons

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla

Nix from New Horizons
This image is a combination of four taken on July 14 at about 8:07 UTC as New Horizons passed through the Pluto system. It has been enlarged by a factor of three from its original resolution.

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: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015

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