First-ever colour images of Pluto

On 14 July 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will make an historic zoom past Pluto, and get us as close as we’ve ever gotten to the frosty non-planet – within 12,000 km of it and through the orbits of its five tiny moons. After a journey spanning nine years and almost 5 billion kilometres, the New Horizons spacecraft drew closer than ever to Pluto last week, with just four weeks and 32 million km to go before it hits its end-goal. This week, NASA released moving images of Pluto and its moon Charon that were captured back in April. These are the first images of Pluto we’ve ever seen in near-true colour, and just because they doesn’t really look like much doesn’t mean this moment isn’t pretty damn special.  Source: NASA’s New Horizons reveals first-ever colour images of Pluto

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