First Pluto-Charon Color Image from New Horizons

Explanation: This image of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, was taken by the Ralph color imager aboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on April 9 and downlinked to Earth the following day. It is the first color image ever made of the Pluto system by a spacecraft on approach.


Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute.