APOD: 2015 October 2 – Charon: Moon of Pluto

A darkened and mysterious north polar region informally known as Mordor Macula caps this premier high-resolution portrait of Charon, Pluto’s largest moon. Captured by New Horizons near its closest approach on July 14, the image data was transmitted to Earth on September 21.

Always wondered what Pluto and Charon looked like, incredible to actually see it. So far away.

Source: APOD: 2015 October 2 – Charon: Moon of Pluto