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Pluto 'paints' Its Largest Moon Red

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Pluto's moon Charon

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution, enhanced color view of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, just before closest approach on July 14, 2015.


In June 2015, when the cameras on NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the large reddish polar region on Pluto's largest moon, Charon, mission scientists knew two things: they'd never seen anything like it elsewhere in our solar system, and they couldn't wait to get the story behind it.

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