Pluto from 15.9M km

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Latest processed image of Pluto and Charon coming from New Horizons, from a distance of 15.9M km. Original images have been enlarged, stacked and sharpened. Interesting surface features are becoming more and more apparent. What in previous pictures seemed like a big crater, now seems more similar to a large dark area on the surface. What it is evident is a very rich variety of surface textures.

Pluto and Charon - 15.9M km

Pluto and Charon – 15.9M km

Original images credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute