Pluto and Charon

Pluto and Charon photo taken by New Horizons

Detailed Description

Pluto and Charon are shown in enhanced color in this image, which is the highest-resolution color image of the pair so far returned to Earth by New Horizons. The image highlights the contrasting appearance of the two worlds: Charon is mostly gray, with a dark reddish polar cap, while Pluto shows a wide variety of subtle color variation. (Image credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)

Details

Image Dimensions: 900 x 500

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Location Taken: US

Credits

Image credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute