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New Horizons mission captures first color image of Pluto
New Horizons mission captures first color image of Pluto

A mission managed in Maryland that is speeding its way toward Pluto captured the first color image of the dwarf planet. The image shows the former planet glowing yellow, with its largest moon, Charon, also giving off yellowish light. Officials at NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory posted the image online Tuesday. Here is their caption: This image of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, was taken by the Ralph color imager aboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on April 9 and downlinked to Earth the following day. It is the first color image ever made of the Pluto system by a spacecraft on approach. The image is a preliminary reconstruction, which will...

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