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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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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 2004-08-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image released on August 24, 2004 from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey shows Acheron Catera, a line of craters found on the flanks of Alba Patera -- a very old volcano on Mars.
PIA06829:
Acheron Catena
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.031 MB)     JPEG (494 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-01 Jupiter New Horizons
LORRI
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Jupiter's Moons: Family Portrait
PIA09352:
Jupiter's Moons: Family Portrait
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.083 MB)     JPEG (180.2 kB)
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 2011-03-29 Kuiper Belt 2100x1995x3
These artist's concepts show some of the best known objects found outside Neptune's orbit. Included are Pluto and fellow plutinos, Kuiper Belt Objects, and an Oort Cloud object.
PIA17308:
Transneptunian Object Sizes (Artist's Concept)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.57 MB)     JPEG (293.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-07 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from an 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 2015-02-04 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 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 2015-05-12 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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.519 MB)     JPEG (101.9 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 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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.431 MB)     JPEG (47.82 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
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This near-true color, barycentric, frame from a 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' frame from a 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 2015-07-01 Charon New Horizons
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This series of images taken by NASA's New Horizons' Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) shows how Pluto (left) and Charon (right) change in brightness as they rotate over 6.4 Earth days.
PIA19692:
True Color of Pluto and Charon Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.371 MB)     JPEG (126.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
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This pair of approximately true color images of Pluto and its big moon Charon, taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, highlight the dramatically different appearance of different sides of the dwarf planet, and reveal never-before-seen details.
PIA19693:
Two Faces of Pluto
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.223 MB)     JPEG (48.11 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-03 Pluto New Horizons
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This image of Pluto and its big moon Charon was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft at 04:15 (UTC) on July 1, 2015, and shows the clearest view yet of the sides of Pluto and Charon.
PIA19694:
A Remarkable World
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.076 MB)     JPEG (47.59 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-03 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This image was created by NASA New Horizons to reveal color surface features of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. It was taken between June 23 and June 29, 2015.
PIA19696:
Pluto and Charon Surfaces in Living Color (Animation) Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.2 MB)     JPEG (67.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-08 Pluto New Horizons
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This four-frame movie shows NASA's New Horizons' final deep search for hazardous material around Pluto, obtained on July 1, 2015. These data allow a highly sensitive search for any new moons.
PIA19701:
Final Hazard Search Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.23 MB)     JPEG (57.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-10 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
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This image of Charon was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on July 9, 2015, from a range of 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers) shows numerous bright spots, scattered over Charon's surface.
PIA19704:
Bright Spots on Charon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (416.2 kB)     JPEG (16.72 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
Ralph Color Imager
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This July 13, 2015, image of Pluto and Charon is presented in false colors to make differences in surface material and features easy to see. It was obtained by the Ralph instrument on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
PIA19707:
Pluto and Charon in False Color Show Compositional Diversity
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.831 MB)     JPEG (19.33 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-15 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
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A swath of cliffs and troughs stretches about 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) on Pluto's largest moon Charon are revealed in this image from NASA'as New Horizon's spacecraft, taken late on July 13, 2015.
PIA19709:
Charon's Surprising Youthful and Varied Terrain
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.502 MB)     JPEG (50.91 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-16 Pluto Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As one NASA spacecraft sailed past the distant ice world of Pluto, collecting never-before-seen vistas and invaluable science data, NASA's Cassini spacecraft turned its gaze in that direction from its outpost at Saturn.
PIA19641:
Pluto Seen from Saturn
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.05 MB)     JPEG (19.27 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-16 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
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This image, taken by NASA's New Horizons, is of an area on Pluto's largest moon Charon featuring a captivating feature-a depression with a peak in the middle, shown here in the upper left corner of the inset.
PIA19713:
Close-Up of Charon’s ‘Mountain in a Moat’
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.223 MB)     JPEG (107 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-17 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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These two images of Pluto and Charon were collected separately by NASA's New Horizons during approach on July 13 and July 14, 2015. The relative reflectivity, size, separation, and orientations, and colors are approximated in this composite image.
PIA19717:
Portrait of Pluto and Charon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.766 MB)     JPEG (18.54 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-23 Pluto New Horizons
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This image from NASA's New Horizons 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 variations.
PIA19856:
A Binary Planet in Color
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.798 MB)     JPEG (39.05 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-10 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
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This image of Pluto's largest moon Charon, taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft 10 hours before its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015 from a distance of 290,000 miles (470,000 kilometers).
PIA19932:
Charon's Complexity
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.039 MB)     JPEG (102.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Charon New Horizons
MVIC
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A composite of enhanced color images of Pluto (lower right) and Charon (upper left), taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it passed through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015. This image highlights the striking differences between Pluto and Charon.
PIA19966:
Charon and Pluto: Strikingly Different Worlds
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.594 MB)     JPEG (617.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
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Charon's cratered uplands at the top are broken by series of canyons, and replaced on the bottom by the rolling plains of the informally named Vulcan Planum in this image from NASA's New Horizons.
PIA19967:
Charon in Detail
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.294 MB)     JPEG (618.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
MVIC
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Charon's color palette is not as diverse as Pluto's; most striking is the reddish north (top) polar region, informally named Mordor Macula, as seen by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA19968:
Charon in Enhanced Color
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.723 MB)     JPEG (318.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-23 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This composite image shows a sliver of Pluto's large moon, Charon, and all four of Pluto's small moons, as resolved by LORRI on the New Horizons spacecraft. All the moons are displayed with a common intensity stretch and spatial scale (see scale bar).
PIA20033:
Family Portrait of Pluto's Moons
Full Resolution:     TIFF (834.9 kB)     JPEG (107.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-29 Charon New Horizons
LEISA
LORRI
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NASA's New Horizons scientists have discovered a striking contrast between one of the fresh craters on Pluto's largest moon Charon and a neighboring crater. The crater, informally named Organa, caught scientists' attention.
PIA20036:
The Youngest Crater on Charon?
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.342 MB)     JPEG (337.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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After its close approach to Pluto in July 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft snapped this hauntingly beautiful image of the night side of Pluto's largest moon, Charon.
PIA20375:
Charon's Night Side
Full Resolution:     TIFF (603.1 kB)     JPEG (65.27 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-18 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
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Images from NASA's New Horizons mission suggest that Pluto's largest moon, Charon, once had a subsurface ocean that has long since frozen and expanded, pushing out on the moon's surface.
PIA20467:
Pluto's 'Hulk-like' Moon Charon: A Possible Ancient Ocean?
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.81 MB)     JPEG (540.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-17 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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NASA's New Horizons views the informally named Sputnik Planum on Pluto (top) and the informally named Vulcan Planum on Charon (bottom).
PIA20535:
Mountains, Craters and Plains
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.182 MB)     JPEG (521.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-18 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
MVIC
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Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have spotted signs of long run-out landslides on Pluto's largest moon, Charon. This perspective view is of Charon's informally named Serenity Chasma.
PIA21129:
Landslides in a Charon Chasm
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.927 MB)     JPEG (118.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-20 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This image obtained by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is from a movie made from more than 100 images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft over six weeks of approach and close flyby in the summer of 2015.
PIA11709:
A Colorful 'Landing' on Pluto (Animation)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.638 MB)     JPEG (74 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
MVIC
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This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA21860:
Charon's Surface in Detail
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.185 MB)     JPEG (285.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
MVIC
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This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto and its moon, Charon, was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA21862:
Global Mosaics of Pluto and Charon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.225 MB)     JPEG (627.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
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The flight over Charon begins high over the hemisphere NASA's New Horizons saw on its closest approach, then descends over the deep, wide canyon of Serenity Chasma.
PIA21864:
Soaring over Charon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.878 MB)     JPEG (215.1 kB)
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