Actual photo of Pluto and its largest moon Charon

New Horizons was about 3.7 million miles (6 million kilometers) from Pluto and Charon when it snapped this portrait late on July 8, 2015. Color information obtained earlier in the mission from the Ralph instrument has been added.

After a scare for NASA with New Dawn things are back on line, and great results.  Here is a delightful photo, not artist rendition of the planet Pluto and it’s largest moon Charon.  Things should get even more interesting as New Dawn approaches nearer and nearer to Pluto and its several moons.  More to come, Doc


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