NASA releases new images of Pluto

NASA released a new set of high quality images Thursday afternoon of the dwarf planet Pluto.

One image shows Pluto's heart shaped region covered in ice. All of these pictures are taken by New Horizons during its Pluto pass-by in July.

The craft launched in 2006 and took more than nine years to reach Pluto.

PHOTOS: NASA's New Horizon flies by Pluto

This is one last look back at Pluto's darkside as the spacecraft jetted off into a distant part of our solar system.

New Horizons is currently 43 million miles past Pluto.
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