New Horizons returns new images of pluto En route to Historic encounter.

The moment we all are waiting for, NASA spacecraft new horizons has returned some amazing images of pluto and charon, these images are highest-resolution and brightest pictures ever taken of the dwarf plant. 

In these images we can clearly see that charon is orbiting its parent planet pluto.Provided that pluto has five moons and charon is the biggest one. This images are taken through through the telescopic Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

These pictures are taken when New Horizons was about 126 million miles (203 million kilometers) from Pluto. Though this are the highest-resolution pictures, pluto and charon subtended only 2 pixels and 1 pixel respectively.

To make Pluto and Charon more visible this images were magnified 4 times. Pluto's other moons were not visible because the image's exposure time is tenth of the second only.

New Horizons will take thousands of pictures in coming months to determine its distance from pluto. As new horizons gets closer the images will be more clear with more pixels subtended by pluto and charon.

After 2010 Pluto has gone in the frozen state as its distance from sun became large. If any of the spacecraft had visited pluto before 2010 then the images would have been more bright but now we can only see pluto in the frozen state and in low light.

Image credit =NASA/JHU APL/SwRI