New Horizons Sees More Detail as It Draws Closer to Pluto: 2

Explanation: Images of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are growing in scale as the spacecraft approaches its mysterious target. The new images, taken May 8-12 using New Horizons' powerful Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and downlinked last week, reveal more detail about Pluto's complex and high-contrast surface.

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