Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Pluto and Charon rotation sequence

Pluto and Charon rotation sequence
Pluto and Charon rotation sequence This animation contains 15 images captured between June 1 and 15. The images have been resized to account for the changing distance between New Horizons and the Pluto system during that time, which ranged from 50 to 35 million kilometers. NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla

For fun, here is the same set of images, aligned on Charon instead.

Pluto and Charon rotation sequence, centered on Charon
Pluto and Charon rotation sequence, centered on Charon This animation contains 15 images captured between June 1 and 15. The images have been resized to account for the changing distance between New Horizons and the Pluto system during that time, which ranged from 50 to 35 million kilometers. NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla

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