Seeing Pluto for the first time

Explanation: On the morning of closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, the New Horizons team woke up earlier than normal so we could get our eyes on the highest-resolution "global" images that had been taken about 14 hours earlier. Several members of the team worked overnight to process them in time for our team meeting at 5 a.m.


Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Henry Throop