PHOTO OF THE WEEK

No human has been far enough from Earth to take a picture of it in its entirety since the last Apollo mission in 1972. Fortunately, NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft was able to snap this photo from a distance of 1 million miles on July 6, 2015.

No human has been far enough from Earth to take a picture of it in its entirety since the last Apollo mission in 1972. Fortunately, NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft was able to snap this photo from a distance of 1 million miles away on July 6, 2015.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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By combining four images from New Horizons’ LORRI imager and color data from other instruments, scientists were able to create this stunning real-color image of Pluto after New Horizon’s mid-July 2015 flyby of the planet. Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

This is by far the most detailed image of Pluto ever produced. To see what earlier imaging efforts looked like, take a look at NASA’s awesome animation, Views of Pluto Through the Years.