New Horizons left Earth in 2006 and in July 2015 sent back these beautiful, eerie photos of Pluto taken 1.6 million miles from the planet as it sped past. Unbelievably the photos take ONLY 4.5 hours to travel across space to reach Earth.
Charon, the largest of Pluto’s five moons.
Pluto and Charon (the color was not in the original photo – NASA has colored it to show how it really might look).
Pluto and Charon
The surface of Pluto showing an icy terrain.
Charon. Looking carefully you can see indications of great chasms, larger than the Grand Canyon.