Image of the Day: NASA Sizes Up Pluto and Its Moon Charon






This graphic presents a view of Pluto and Charon as they would appear if placed slightly above Earth's surface and viewed from a great distance.  Recent measurements obtained by New Horizons indicate that Pluto has a diameter of 2370 km, 18.5% that of Earth's, while Charon has a diameter of 1208 km, 9.5% that of Earth's.

The Daily Galaxy via NASA/New Horizons Mission


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