NASA's New Horizons Snaps First Full-Color Image Of Pluto As It Rapidly Approaches The Dwarf Planet

April 16, 2015 5:44 AM

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NASA's New Horizons Snaps First Full-Color Image Of Pluto As It Rapidly Approaches The Dwarf Planet

The image -- which shows the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon (lower left) -- was snapped on April 9 by NASA’s New Horizons, a space probe which is fast nearing Pluto.

Taken from a distance of about 71 million miles, the image reveals "tantalizing glimpses of [the Pluto] system," said Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, per Space.com.

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