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New Horizons' First Color Photo of Pluto Is One Awe-Inspiring Blur

So that’s Pluto and its Texas-sized moon, Charon from a distance of about 71 million miles. Not a bad shot all things considered. But the New Horizons probe, on its way closer right now, will be upping its photo-taking game in July. Then we’ll get to see some actual surface features.

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la New Horizons pasó hoy a 12500 kilómetros de Plutón a las 11:50 UTC. Habrá que esperar a esta noche para conocer si ha cumplido con éxito su misión. Mientras, el equipo de la New Horizons ha publicado hoy una espectacular imagen del planeta enano tomada el 13 de julio a 766000 kilómetros de distancia, la mejor que tenemos hasta ahora y que pasará a los libros de historia. Sin palabras:

Two Moons, Five Moons, A Trillion Moons

Saturn and its quintet of rocky icy moons.

First Color Animated Images Show Pluto and its Moon Charon

The first color movies from NASA’s New Horizons mission show Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, and the complex orbital dance of the two bodies, known as a double planet.

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The View from New Horizons: A Full Day on Pluto-Charon

This time-lapse “movie” of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, was recently shot at record-setting distances with the Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The movie was made over about a week, from Jan. 25-31, 2015.