By Justin Worland
July 8, 2015

Five million miles away from Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft snapped the clearest photo of the dwarf planet yet on Tuesday.

The image shows three regions on Pluto, some darker than the others. Two regions stand out including a dark area along the equator known as “the whale” and a bright spot on the right, according to NASA.

The image is incredibly clear, but the spacecraft may snap an even better photo soon. “The next time we see this part of Pluto at closest approach, a portion of this region will be imaged at about 500 times better resolution than we see today,” said NASA researcher Jeff Moore in a statement. “It will be incredible!”

Write to Justin Worland at justin.worland@time.com.

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