The Best Images of Pluto from New Horizons

Everyone's Favorite Ice Dwarf
Planet

After launching on January 19, 2006, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft spent six months in 2015 orbiting Pluto, the ice dwarf at the outer edge of our Solar System that wishes it was a full-blown planet. While there, the craft gathered the best images of Pluto ever recorded before heading off to explore the Kuiper Belt. Now, Pluto lingers all alone some 4.67 billion miles away (depending on orbit) with only Charon and its other moons to keep it company. Though Pluto’s time in the spotlight has come to an end, for now, let’s take a look back at the very best images New Horizons captured of it last year.

Up Close and Personal to Pluto's Heart
Pluto's North Pole
Pluto and Charon Hanging Out
Pluto's Icy Heart
Look at Those Craters!
Welcome to Sputnik Planum!
A Blue Sky Over Pluto
An Icy Volcano? Maybe.