This picture is AMAZING. Before the New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto, I really thought Pluto was going to be boring — just ice with craters. This picture makes it look like a world.
Update: some additional facts about this photo are available in this Astronomy Picture of the Day post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AstronomyPictureOfTheDay/posts/6K2uhghQ973
Originally shared by Brian Koberlein
This is an image of Pluto. Not an artist’s interpretation, but an actual image. It’s a testament to what humans can achieve when we truly work together.