Photos: Taking a look at New Horizons' journey to Pluto

Context is everything

Pluto is 4.67 billion miles from Earth, but thanks to NASA's New Horizons mission, we've got a pretty crisp view of the dwarf planet.

If Pluto and its satellite Charon were to be placed near Earth, here's how they'd compare in size.

Image: NASA

By Erin Carson

Erin Carson is a Staff Reporter for CNET and a former Multimedia Editor for TechRepublic.