New color photos of Charon
- This high resolution scan of Charon’s surface was taken by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard the New Horizons spacecraft. It covers the entire width of Charon, which has a diameter of 754 miles (1,214 kilometers).
- NASA took the new color image of Charon and composited it next to a recent, false-color image of Pluto to show the relative size of each world. Charon is roughly half the size of Pluto, making it the largest satellite relative to its planet in our Solar System.