Pluto from 12.5M km

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Great news! New Horizons is back to operations after the issue that affected its main computer a couple of days ago. Today the New Horizons team published a set of pictures taken on Jul 3 (before the computer issue) from a distance of 12.5M km from Pluto. Theose images show a lot of interesting features, including the “four fingers” that were visible in earlier images.

The image published here has been obtained by enlarging, stacking and sharpening 3 of the Pluto’s latest pictures received.

Pluto and Charon Jul 3 2015

Pluto and Charon Jul 3 2015