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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-14 Pluto New Horizons
Ralph Color Imager
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This image of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, was taken by the Ralph color imager aboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on April 9 and downlinked to Earth the following day.
PIA09700:
First Pluto-Charon Color Image from New Horizons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-04 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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Pluto and Charon, the largest of Pluto's five known moons, seen Jan. 25 and 27, 2015, through the telescopic Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
PIA09265:
A Long-Distance Look from LORRI
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-07 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This animation of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it raced toward Pluto in July 2014.
PIA11217:
A Moon over Pluto (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from a movie, composed of images taken by NASA's New Horizons, shows Pluto as it rotates about its axis. The images were taken May 28-June 3, 2015, from distances ranging from approximately 56 million kilometers to 48.5 million kilometers.
PIA17807:
Faces of Pluto (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-21 Pluto Hubble Space Telescope
Advanced Camera for Surveys
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A pair of small moons photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto in 2005 now have official names: Nix and Hydra.
PIA12453:
Pluto and its Moons: Charon, Nix, and Hydra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-24 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This image demonstrates the first detection of Pluto using the high-resolution mode on the NASA New Horizons Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager. The mode provides a clear separation between Pluto and numerous nearby background stars.
PIA10234:
Pluto in Hi-Def
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.263 MB)     JPEG (95.84 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-27 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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NASA's New Horizons team calibrates the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) by taking pictures of the open star cluster M7.
PIA07141:
Star Treatment
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.268 MB)     JPEG (63.98 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-28 Pluto Hubble Space Telescope
Faint Object Camera
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This is the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image was taken by the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on February 21, 1994.
PIA00827:
Hubble Portrait of the "Double Planet" Pluto & Charon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-12 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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The images detecting Kerberos and Styx shown here were taken with NASA's New Horizons' most sensitive camera, the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), from April 25-May 1, 2015.
PIA11774:
That Makes Five
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This image of Pluto is part of series of New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) photos taken May 8-12, 2015; the image at left shows LORRI's view of Pluto just one month earlier.
PIA17803:
More Detail as New Horizons Draws Closer
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.36 MB)     JPEG (63.38 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This image of Pluto is part of series of New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) photos taken May 8-12, 2015; the image at left shows LORRI's view of Pluto just one month earlier.
PIA17804:
More Detail as New Horizons Draws Closer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This image of Pluto is part of series of New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) photos taken May 8-12, 2015; the image at left shows LORRI's view of Pluto just one month earlier.
PIA17805:
More Detail as New Horizons Draws Closer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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These images, taken by New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), show four different
PIA19686:
Faces of Pluto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-22 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
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These recent images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft show the discovery of significant surface details on Pluto's largest moon, Charon.
PIA19690:
A Dark Mystery on Charon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-22 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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These images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft show numerous large-scale features on Pluto's surface. When various large, dark and bright regions appear near limbs, they give Pluto a distinct, but false, non-spherical appearance.
PIA19691:
Features on the Close Approach Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager on NASA New Horizons acquired images of the Pluto field three days apart in late September 2006, in order to see Pluto's motion against a dense background of stars.
PIA09234:
New Horizons Sees Pluto Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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A white arrow marks Pluto in this NASA New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager picture taken Sept. 21, 2006. Pluto is little more than a faint point of light among a dense field of stars.
PIA09232:
New Horizons Sees Pluto (Sept. 21)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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A white arrow marks Pluto in this NASA New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager picture taken Sept. 24, 2006. Pluto is little more than a faint point of light among a dense field of stars.
PIA09233:
New Horizons Sees Pluto (Sept. 24)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-08 Pluto 900x900x3
This artist's concept of the frosty surface of Pluto with Charon and our sun as backdrops illustrates that while sunlight is much weaker than it is here on Earth, it isn't as dark as you might expect.
PIA19682:
Pluto at High Noon (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
MVIC
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This near-true color, barycentric, movie 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.
PIA19688:
Pluto and Charon in Color: Barycentric View (Animation) Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.001 MB)     JPEG (32.29 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
MVIC
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This near-true color, 'Pluto-centric' movie 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.
PIA19689:
Pluto and Charon in Color: Pluto-Centric View (Animation) Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.001 MB)     JPEG (32.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-28 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This image shows the results of the New Horizons team's first search for potentially hazardous material around Pluto, conducted May 11-12, 2015, from a range of 47 million miles (76 million kilometers).
PIA17806:
So Far, All Clear: New Horizons Team Completes First Search for Pluto System Hazards
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.798 MB)     JPEG (171.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-28 Pluto Hubble Space Telescope
Faint Object Camera
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This image-based surface map of Pluto was assembled by computer image processing software from four separate images of Pluto's disk taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA00826:
Map of Pluto's Surface
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.149 MB)     JPEG (231.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-28 Pluto Hubble Space Telescope
Faint Object Camera
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The never-before-seen surface of the distant planet Pluto is resolved in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures, taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard Hubble.
PIA00825:
The Surface of Pluto
Full Resolution:     TIFF (591.8 kB)     JPEG (196.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-04 Pluto Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.
PIA18179:
Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.61 MB)     JPEG (265.7 kB)
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