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Monday, November 23, 2015

Photo of the Day: Stare at This Image of Pluto at 4:20...

A false color image of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015.
NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI

Psychedelic Pluto (Press Release - November 12)

New Horizons scientists made this false color image of Pluto using a technique called principal component analysis to highlight the many subtle color differences between Pluto's distinct regions. The image data were collected by the spacecraft’s Ralph/MVIC color camera on July 14 at 11:11 AM UTC, from a range of 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers). This image was presented by Will Grundy of the New Horizons’ surface composition team on Nov. 9 at the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Source: NASA.Gov

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