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What a day on Pluto and its moon Charon look alike

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The US space agency NASA has released a series of 10 close-ups of Pluto. A day of Pluto is equivalent to 6.4 Earth days.

Image via wired.com
Pluto, Image via wired.com

What the actual detail is?

According to NASA, these images reveal many details about Pluto. The images were taken by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera on board New Horizons spacecraft when it zoomed past the dwarf planet in an unprecedented flyby in July. A series of 10 close- photos were also taken of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon. The images also reveal the differences between the encounter hemisphere and the so-called “far side” hemisphere seen only at lower resolution.

Image via NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
Image via NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Charon – like Pluto also rotates once every 6.4 Earth days.

(with some inputs from nasa.gov)