LATER TODAY, when New Horizons makes its historic flyby on Pluto, it will be focusing on just one face of the dwarf planet. In this latest photo captured by the space probe’s black-and-white LORRI camera, you can see that face—defined by a large, bright heart-shaped feature—beginning to rotate into view.
However, only the top half of the heart is visible on the left side of this image, but wait until later as New Horizons will capture the valentine in full.
Rotating out of view, on the other hand, will be a number of other interesting geological details. The last good look New Horizons got of Pluto’s far side came in on Saturday. And in this image, the best astronomers will get of the bull’s eye-shaped feature that might be an impact crater. Without better images, the New Horizons team may never know for sure.