NASA’s Final Approach to Pluto –“Shows the Dwarf Planet and Its Moon in Vivid Color”

 

 

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A portrait from the final approach. Pluto and Charon display striking color and brightness contrast in this composite image from July 11, showing high-resolution black-and-white LORRI images colorized with Ralph data collected from the last rotation of Pluto. Color data being returned by the spacecraft now will update these images, bringing color contrast into sharper focus.


Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

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