Infographic of the Day: Pluto Comes into Focus

New Horizons spacecraft transmitted images of the dwarf planet captured from the distances between 200 million and 766 thousand kilometers.

On July 14, the spacecraft New Horizons arrived at the closest approach to Pluto – 12,500 kilometers. From this altitude, New Horizons will begin exploring geological and atmospheric features of the dwarf planet.

Up to the present day, the most detailed image of the dwarf planet was captured from the distance of 766,000 kilometers on July 13th, said on NASA’s Instagram page.

Last week, ABC News from Australia published an infographic Pluto Comes Into Focus featuring the New Horizons flight to the planet. The spacecraft has traveled more than 9 years and covered more than 5 billion kilometers.

{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/pluto_01.jpg”, “text”: “Spacecraft New Horizons “},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/pluto_03.png”, “text”: “New Horizons’s trajectory”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/pluto_07.jpg”, “text”: “First image of Pluto and Charon made by the spacecraft at the end of May 2015. New Horizons was about 50 million kilometers away from the planet.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/pluto_04.jpg”, “text”: “Image of Pluto with the maximum details captured on July 1st, when the spacecraft was on a distance of 15 million kilometers from the dwarf planet.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/pluto_13.jpg”, “text”: “The most detailed image of Pluto on July 14th, 2015.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/pluto_08.jpg”, “text”: “The first photos of Pluto taken in 1930, when the dwarf planet was discovered by Clive Tombaugh. “},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/pluto_12.jpg”, “text”: “The most detailed image taken in 2003.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/pluto_09.jpg”, “text”: “Comparison the sizes of the Earth, Pluto and Charon.”}

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