In this image, taken shortly before the New Horizons mission reached the dwarf planets, we can see Pluto and the largest moon Charon, serenely hanging in the dark.
This image was made based on observations from July 13-14. Of particular interest is the Pluto region in the shape of a heart, which was informally called "Tombo Reggio", after Clayd Tombo discovered obscure outlines on a small celestial body. On Friday, the New Horizons team released a new high-resolution image of Tombo Reggio, showing us a smooth plain with irregular-shaped segments that are surrounded by a narrow chute. In addition, there is an interesting dark region at the pole of Charon, which is believed to be composed of complex chemicals such as hydrocarbons.
Finally, we have the opportunity to see Pluto and its satellite system in breathtaking details. And the best thing is that the path to discovery has just begun. New Horizons for two days already as it returns data after a 30-minute pass over Pluto, and on board the ship the computer's memory is filled with a huge amount of scientific data and images for research. Scientists will be able to evaluate these data within 16 months, and then we will be able to understand the mysterious origin and nature of Pluto.