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Swath across Charon

Swath across Charon

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Swath across Charon
This is a mosaic of four images captured by New Horizons' Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) while the LEISA spectrometer was examining the color of Charon's surface. It has been rotated to place north approximately up. Charon's terrain is surprisingly diverse for such a relatively small world located so distant from the Sun.

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Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015

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