PIA19682: Pluto at High Noon (Artist's Concept)

Pluto at High Noon (Artist’s Concept)


Just how dim is the sunlight on Pluto, some three billion miles away? This artist's concept of the frosty surface of Pluto with Charon and our sun as backdrops illustrates that while sunlight is much weaker than it is here on Earth, it isn't as dark as you might expect. In fact, you could read a book on the surface of Pluto.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Pluto Charon, Earth, Sun
System Pluto Earth
Target Type Dwarf Planet Earth, Satellite, Sun
Instrument Host
Host Type
Extra Keywords Artwork, Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2015-06-08
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/Southwest Research Institute/Alex Parker
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19682
Identifier PIA19682