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Gorgeous New Color Images Of Pluto

NASA on Friday released some wonderful new photos of Pluto taken by the New Horizons probe, and they're cosmically trippy enough for a Pink Floyd album cover.

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Global Mosaic Of Pluto In True Color

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Four images from New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) were combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to create this sharper global view of Pluto.

Pluto And Charon In Natural Color

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Pluto and Charon, Pluto's largest moon, are shown in enhanced color in this image, which is the highest-resolution color image of the pair yet returned to Earth by New Horizons.

Pluto Dazzles In False Color

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Four images from New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) were combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to create this enhanced color global view of Pluto.

NASA’s New Horizons Finds Second Mountain Range In Pluto’s "Heart"

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Pluto’s icy mountains have company. NASA’s New Horizons mission has discovered a new, apparently less lofty mountain range on the lower-left edge of Pluto’s best known feature.

Pluto’s Breathtaking Farewell To New Horizons

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Backlit by the sun, Pluto’s atmosphere rings its silhouette like a luminous halo in this image taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft around midnight EDT on July 15.

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