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Fraser
2013-Jul-10, 08:50 PM
The New Horizons spacecraft is still about 880 million kilometers (550 million miles) from Pluto, but one July 1 and 3, 2013, the spacecraft’s LOng Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) was able to detect not only Pluto, but its largest moon, Charon, visible and cleanly separated from Pluto itself. Charon orbits about 19,000 kilometers (12,000 miles) [...]

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