Hope. September 11, 2018September 11, 2018 | Rita Was Pluto’s downgrade from planet to dwarf planet a mistake? One planetary scientist seems to think so. Read CNN’s story here. SOURCE: NASA. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015. The image combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC).