Pluto Image List
This is the clearest view of Pluto and its satellite Charon seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and taken by the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on February 21, 1994. (Courtesy of NASA and Dr. R. Albrecht, ESA/ESO Space)
This is an image of Pluto taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
This is an artist's conception of Pluto and Charon. Pluto is in the background and Charon is in the foreground. (Courtesy of Pat Rawlings, Science Applications International)
This is an image of Pluto and Charon taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. (Courtesy of Aris Multimedia Entertainment, Inc. 1994)
This is the same image.
This is an image of Pluto and Charon from the Nordic Optical Telescope. (Courtesy of Nordic Optical Telescope, La Palma)
This is an image of Pluto from earth based occultation measurements.
This is an image of Charon from earth based occultation measurements.
This is an artist conception of a proposed Pluto Fast Flyby Mission. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL)
This is a painting of the Pluto Express mission scheduled for 2001 to arrive in Pluto 2006-2008. (Courtesy of Pat Rawlings and NASA/JPL)
This is showing the sizes of Pluto and Charon. Pluto is a little less than double the size of Charon. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL)
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