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NASA spacecraft sends first ever colour image of Pluto and its largest moon

Apr 16, 2015    

Washington: NASA's New Horizons spacecrafthas sent back its first colour image of the dwarf planet Plutoand its largest moon Charon, after more than nine years oftravelling through the solar system.The new photo, taken on 9 April from a distance of about115 million kilometres, is already providing insights aboutPluto and Charon, as well as suggestions of the science tocome when New Horizons flies by the Pluto system on 14 July,NASA said.The image shows "tantalising glimpses of this system,"Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division,said."You can immediately see a n...

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