Detailed Images of Pluto

Three views of Pluto. Image credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Buie (Southwest Research Institute)

NASA released what are the sharpest pictures yet of Pluto taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2002-2003.  384 of these photos were combined in a project that took four years and 20 computers.  The result offers what is thought to be a true-color view of Pluto.  While these photos offer a new look at Pluto, the probe New Horizons is half-way to the dwarf planet.  When the probe arrives in 2015, it will offer new, close-up perspectives on Pluto.

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