On the left is the very best photo we had of Pluto in 2014. It was about 100 pixels across. On the right is the best photo we have today, as I write this in 2015, thanks to the New Horizons mission. Talk about 10x!
10x Not 10%
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Huh? Huh. I spent a few minutes Googling and found that image credited to Alan Stern and Marc Buie with Hubble in 1996 [1], not 2014. I won’t quibble. (See what I did there @sandimac? :)) I was in Denver this spring when Dr. Stern showed that low-res image and made the same claim as yours. But [1] also includes a much better image. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Furthermore, in 2010 [2] shows even better images. I’m so confused. Bummer @alanstern and @plutoflag aren’t on Medium. I’m gonna ask ’em about this anyway.

[1] http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/solar%20system/pluto/1996/09/image/a/
[2] http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/solar%20system/pluto/2010/06/image/

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