Pluto Solar Occultations

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Pluto Solar Occultations
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Keywords: Pluto
This figure shows the locations of the sunset and sunrise solar occultations observed by the Alice instrument on the New Horizons spacecraft. The sunset occultation occurred just south of the “heart” region of Pluto, from a range of 30,120 miles (48,200 km), while the sunrise occurred just north of the "whale tail", from a range of 35,650 miles (57,000 km).

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
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