Good morning, Pluto

This morning, NASA released this image of Pluto, as part of its on-going New Horizons mission.

Currently, the piano-sized spacecraft is in radio silence, collecting data as it flies by Pluto and its moons. Tomorrow marks the start of a 16-month data download about the dwarf planetary system as the space craft flies into the Kuiper belt. For today, however, this image is an amazing gift from the countless scientists and engineers who have been working for over a decade on this project.