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NASA probe beams back its first colour image of Pluto

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, travelled through the solar system for nine years has sent its first colour image of the planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon. The new photo was taken on April 9 from a distance of about 115 million kilometers. It is already providing visions about Pluto and its moon and also predicts suggestions of science when the New Horizone flies by the Pluto system on July 14.

Charon is said to be dimmer than Pluto. After decades Pluto is getting its first close-up after planets such as Venus, Mars and Neptune. New Horizones was launched in January 2006. It will be one among the five space crafts visting the outer edges of the solar system after NASA’s Pioneer 10 and 11, Voyager 1 and 2 probes.