Our First Glimpse of Pluto And Charon In Color

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These two blobs may not look like much, but it's a watershed moment for the New Horizons mission. It's the first color photo of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, taken by an approaching spacecraft. Taken on April 9 from a distance of 71-million miles, it's a teaser of things to come.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

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lostengineer
lostEngineer

You know, I'm going to be a might bit pissed when it turns out these two have surface features that are really nothing but giant blobby squares.