7/12/2013

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took its first photograph of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, from 550 million miles away. The space agency released the image Wednesday. New Horizons was launched in 2006 and is expected to be within 7,750 miles of the dwarf planet in July 2015. "The image itself might not look very impressive to the untrained eye, but compared to the discovery images of Charon from Earth, these 'discovery' images from New Horizons look great," said Hal Weaver, project scientist for New Horizons.

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