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Pluto, up Close
Release Date: July 9, 2015
Image of Pluto from the New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), July 8, 2015. Most of the bright features around Pluto's edge are a result of image processing, but the bright sliver below the dark "whale," which is also visible in unprocessed images, is real.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute