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Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year, Everyone!

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

Just thought I'd start 2016 off by posting this cool image of Pluto that was taken by the New Horizons spacecraft last July...despite the fact that NASA released this pic to celebrate Christmas instead. It's all good. Hope you folks had a great holiday!

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Christmas Pluto (Press Release - December 23)

Pluto gets into the holiday spirit, decked out in red and green. This image was produced by the New Horizons composition team, using a pair of Ralph/LEISA instrument scans obtained at approximately 9:40 AM on July 14, from a mean range of 67,000 miles (108,000 kilometers). The resolution is about 7 kilometers per LEISA pixel. Three infrared wavelength ranges (2.28-2.23, 1.25-1.30 and 1.64-1.73 microns) were placed into the three color channels (red, green and blue, respectively) to create this false color Christmas portrait.

Source: NASA.Gov

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