New NASA video shows Pluto as you've never seen it before

Virginia Carter
July 17, 2017

The dramatic flyover begins over the highlands southwest of the great expanse of nitrogen ice plain named "Sputnik Planitia", NASA explains.

Among other things, New Horizons took pictures of Pluto's mountains and plains, capturing the dwarf planet's "heart", which according to Nasa, is "about the same distance as from Denver to Chicago". The spacecraft took nine-and-a-half years to get there.

If you enjoy the Pluto video, NASA also made another one showing a flyover of Charon, Pluto's largest moon.

Pluto was long considered to be the ninth planet in the solar system. "Fortunately, now we know how to do that and what new instruments to bring to bear".

It next continues north over Voyager Terra, a region of rugged highlands, then dips south over an area known as Pioneer Terra that is dotted with deep, wide pits, before ending over the bladed or snakeskin terrain of Tartarus Dorsa in the east.

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The scientists used the actual New Horizon data and the new advanced elevation models of Pluto planet together with its biggest moon, Charon, to produce stunning movies that gives spectacular new outlook of many unusual features that were discovery earlier.

The Charon flyover, meanwhile, surveys the canyon Serenity Chasma, before sweeping over Dorothy Gale crater and Mordor Macula, the dark polar hood of Charon.

Both videos put the viewer aboard New Horizons on July 14, 2015, when the robotic probe zoomed within 7,800 miles (12,550 kilometers) of Pluto and captured history's first up-close images of the dwarf planet system.

The global space agency NASA has launched two incredible videos capturing the first ever close up the Pluto which is considered as the dwarf planet of our solar system according to the space agency.

Digital mapping and rendering were performed by Paul Schenk and John Blackwell of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston.

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