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Flying over Charon

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute2015-10-01

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Images from NASA New Horizons spacecraft were used to create a flyover video (PIA19965) of Pluto largest moon, Charon. The flight starts with the informally named Mordor dark region near Charon north pole. In the video, the camera then moves south to a vast chasm, descending from 1,100 miles (1,800 kilometers) to just 40 miles (60 kilometers) above the surface to fly through the canyon system. From there it's a turn to the south to view the plains and "moat mountain," informally named Kubrick Mons, a prominent peak surrounded by a topographic depression.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19965

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  • Title: Flying over Charon
  • Creator: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
  • Date Created: 2015-10-01
  • Rights: JPL

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