NASA HISTORY: New Horizon Spacecraft Snaps Image of Pluto Five Years Ago

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On this day, July 13, 2015, NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft took a beautiful image of Pluto. (NASA Image)

(NASA) – On this day, July 13, 2015, NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft took a beautiful image of Pluto.

In it, we can clearly see a brighter area informally named the “heart”, which has a diameter of approximately 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles).

Some regions of Pluto are covered with impact craters, and could be several billion years old.

Meanwhile, the “heart” region is devoid of obvious impact craters, which points to it being much younger.

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