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Charon’s Night Side

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016
Uploaded by Waspie_Dwarf
Charon’s Night Side
Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Uploader comment: After its close approach to Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft snapped this hauntingly beautiful image of the night side of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon. Only an imager on the far side of Pluto could catch such a view, with a bright, thin sliver of Charon near the lower left illuminated by the sun.

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