Merry Christmas and happy holidays from outer space. NASA has been posting a series of messages online within recent days wishing earthlings a warm and cozy winter break from the New Horizons mission, as well as the astronauts working hard at the International Space Station.
As the New Horizons unmanned spacecraft travels around Pluto, it's been snapping photos in different resolutions using Ralph/LEISA dual instrument scans. NASA published an image Thursday using three resolutions with Christmas colors, gracing Earth with a stunning visual gift.
Pluto isn't the only place in space celebrating the holidays, however. Check out images provided by NASA and the International Space Station below: