Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager LORRI aboard NASA s New Horizonsecraft, taken on when theecraft was , miles , kilometers from the surface. This is the last and most de.ed image sent to Earth before the . After a more than nine year, three billion mile journey to Pluto, it s show time for NASA s New Horizonsecraft, as the flyby sequence of science observations is officially underway. In the early morning hours of July , mission scientists received this new view of Plutothe most de.ed yet returned by . In addition to transmitting new high resolution images and other data on the familiar close approach hemispheres of Pluto and Charon, NASA s New Horizonsecraft is also returning images such as this one to improve maps of other regions. This image was taken by the New Horizons Long Range . NASA s New Horizonsecraft flew past Pluto in the July , snapping several p.os of the dwarf planet and its giant, heart shaped geographical feature..
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