Yes, that image was taken in 1996.
Ken Norton
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Thanks for explaining what I call the “better” image at [1].

Re. my quibble over 2014 vs. 1996. It’s a technical point that I cede to you. I interpret your words as you intended. That is, even if a pic is taken in 1996, if it’s the best we have in 2014 then you’ve made your point.

But what about the images made in 2010 [2]? They look better than [1] to my untrained eye.

[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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