NASA reveals first ever colour image of Pluto

NASA reveals first ever colour image of Pluto
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NASA\'s New Horizons spacecraft, set to fly by the Pluto system on July 14, has sent its first colour image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon. \"The image reveals tantalising glimpses of this system,\" Jim Green, director of NASA\'s Planetary Science Division, said in a statement. Exactly 85 years after Pluto\'s discovery, New Horizons has now spotted small moons orbiting Pluto.

Washington: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, set to fly by the Pluto system on July 14, has sent its first colour image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon. "The image reveals tantalising glimpses of this system," Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, said in a statement. Exactly 85 years after Pluto's discovery, New Horizons has now spotted small moons orbiting Pluto. The moons, Nix and Hydra, are visible in a series of images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft at distances ranging from about 201 to 186 million km. The long-exposure images offer New Horizons' best view yet of these two small moons circling Pluto.

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