What I find fascinating about this picture is that just a year ago, our best picture of Pluto was about this quality! (http://discoverynewfrontiers.nasa.gov/missions/images/NewHorizons/HubbleBestPhoto.png) This is a fantastic picture for such a small and distant object.
Originally shared by SETI Institute
Last of Pluto’s Moons – Mysterious Kerberos – Revealed by New Horizons
Kerberos Revealed. This image of Kerberos was created by combining four individual Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) pictures taken on July 14, approximately seven hours before New Horizons’ closest approach to Pluto, at a range of 245,600 miles (396,100 km) from Kerberos. The image was deconvolved to recover the highest possible spatial resolution and oversampled by a factor of eight to reduce pixilation effects. Kerberos appears to have a double-lobed shape, approximately 7.4 miles (12 kilometers) across in its long dimension and 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) in its shortest dimension.
Image Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
Larger image: http://buff.ly/1MHA41t
Today is history tomorrow is mysterious
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