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Reportedly this object has been captured on Pluto's surface.

Which mission does this image originate from and can we estimate its size?

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    $\begingroup$ If we had the original source, it would almost certainly include information on the scale of the image. $\endgroup$ – Mike Brockington Apr 14 at 9:09
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    $\begingroup$ There is only one mission that ever took close-up images of Pluto. $\endgroup$ – Polygnome Apr 14 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Polygnome from Earth at least $\endgroup$ – uhoh Apr 15 at 4:43
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This image comes a long strip which is here (NASA page): it was taken by the New Horizons spacecraft.

So the image is about 80km wide, and pixels are about 77-85 meters. I guess the object is 5-10km long?

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  • $\begingroup$ thank you @tfb! how did you find that? $\endgroup$ – J. Doe Apr 14 at 12:25
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    $\begingroup$ @J.Doe I just looked through NASA's images: it's pretty near the top of the page. $\endgroup$ – tfb Apr 14 at 13:04
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    $\begingroup$ Should probably say in your answer that it's from the New Horizons spacecraft/mission since that was one of the OP's questions. $\endgroup$ – astrosnapper Apr 14 at 15:26
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    $\begingroup$ @astrosnapper: yes, it should: it does now! $\endgroup$ – tfb Apr 14 at 15:35

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