|The best photo of Neptune, and its moon Triton, as of 1988... (JPL/NASA)|
|...and what Voyager 2 showed us in August, 1989. (NASA)|
NASA's keeping the hype going with these images that New Horizons sent us the other day, showing Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. When these were taken, NH was further from Pluto (~120M mi) than the Earth is from the sun (93M mi). And it's going to close that gap in 6 1/2 months.
|Charon orbiting Pluto, last week.|
(NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)
|About the best photos we had of Pluto prior to New Horizons.|
|Caused less violence but more grade-schooler sadness than the apple its namesake tossed at the Greek goddesses.|
|What will Dawn find on Ceres?|