The Full View Of The New Horizons Pluto Fly-by
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In this video you get to see exactly what the New Horizons probe saw as it flew past Pluto, significantly sped up of course.
The video is a collection of all the images the probe gathered. As cool as the individual images are, this is pretty much what we’ve bern waiting for.
The Pluto system as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft saw it in July 2015. This animation, made with real images taken by New Horizons, begins with Pluto flying in for its close-up on July 14; we then pass behind Pluto and see the atmosphere glow in sunlight before the sun passes behind Charon. The movie ends with New Horizons’ departure, looking back on each body as thin crescents.