Images from Pluto


Checking back in quickly with one more update about the New Horizons spacecraft’s mission to Pluto.

Around 8:00 a.m. Eastern at July 15, 2015, New Horizons passed within 8,000 miles of Pluto — capturing even better images of the icy dwarf planet than those made earlier in the probe’s approach.

Here is one of those remarkable, newly transmitted images