Pluto was considered as the ninth planet in our solar system until it was declared a dwarf planet.
Now the solar system has eight planets in total.
The photo is sent to the space agency by the New Horizons spacecrafts which will be flying past the dwarf planet in July.
In the image, Pluto appears just like two small dots and NASA will be sending the spacecraft towards Pluto.
When the spacecraft reaches very close to Pluto, it will be for the first time that the image of the planet is taken so close from the dwarf planet.
The images taken will also help in carrying out analysis and observations.
The spacecraft is having seven instruments by which it will study the planet.
The instruments include camera, plasma and dust detectors and other instruments.
The craft will study the atmosphere of the planet, study the rocks surrounding it, and also look for other things which are never been discovered.
“Scientific literature is filled with papers on the characteristics of Pluto and its moons from ground based and Earth orbiting space observations, but we’ve never studied Pluto up close and personal, in an unprecedented flyby this July, our knowledge of what the Pluto system is really like will expand exponentially and I have no doubt there will be exciting discoveries,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut, and associate administrator of the NASA Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington.
The New Horizon Spacecraft is the fastest and has travelled longer than any other spacecraft in the history of space mission.
It has travelled 3 million miles and is flying in the space for more than nine years.
When the spacecraft arrives at Pluto, Astronomers are hoping that they will be able to study the dwarf planet and its moons.
There are at least five moons orbiting the dwarf planet.
After studying the planet it will continue its voyage and head towards the small planets and space rocks which lie beyond the planet.