Last Look Before Closest Approach

Explanation: Members of the New Horizons team and embedded journalists gather around a laptop and smile as they review new processed images from the New Horizons spacecraft, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at APL in Laurel, MD. Standing left, Jeff Moore, science team, NASA Ames Research Center; Randy Gladstone science team Southwest Research Institute (SwRI); Andy Chaikin, science writer; Willam Lewis, science writer; Will Grundy, science team, Lowell Observatory; Maria Stothoff, media relations, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL); Steve Maran, science writer, seated; Laura Cantillo, NASA media relations, left, John Spencer, science team, Southwest Research Institute; and New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of SwRI.


Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls.