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The Latest Photo Of Pluto Is Insanely Detailed

The image was taken yesterday when the New Horizons spacecraft was at its closest approach to the dwarf planet.

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The photo captures this region of Pluto:

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It was taken yesterday about 1.5 hours before New Horizons' closest approach to the dwarf planet.

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That flyby began on Tuesday at 7:49 a.m. EDT, but the information it gathered did not arrive at Earth until late Tuesday night.

New Horizons has captivated the world with its increasingly clear photos of this tiny planet 3 billion miles away.

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