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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.

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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.


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

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