NASA Releases Charon’s Close Up

nh-charon-neutral-bright-releaseThis is the latest incredible image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. This is a high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto’s moon Charon as seen by New Horizon on its closest approach on July 14, 2015.

It is particularly incredible when one considers that Charon was only discovered on July 7, 1978. We now have a close pass by and high resolution photos of the moon.

The orbit of Charon around Pluto is completed every 6.387 days and the two are gravitationally locked so the same face on Pluto and Charon continue to face each other. If that view appeals to you, the conditions might not. The average temperature is −220 °C (53 K). That is -364 Fahrenheit.

10 thoughts on “NASA Releases Charon’s Close Up”

  1. Your “space program” is a sham. That photo was provided by me from Remulak. It is a photo of a planet well beyond Remulak. It is not a moon. Or a star.

  2. I’ve got a nice parcel of land right on the equator I’m looking to unload. Any takers?

  3. Wow. That is so incredible. I’d call it an ice moon, but there’s no water. I just can’t conceive of what it would be like to actually experience such a silent, cold moon.

  4. Wow I’m surprised Mr. Schulte accepts this as evidence.

    you sure???? you didn’t capture the image or view the person capturing it!

    Oh…. it was NASA… slap a different country’s bureaucratic initials and all would change hahahaha.

  5. Wait a second…
    … Aren’t these NASA guys/gals the same incredulous one’s talking science and GCC?

    Photoshop… /sarc

  6. What did it cost America to get that picture? Trillions for Space but not one cent in tribute.

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