NASA has finally released a video of the Pluto flyby conducted on July 14. The video posted on their official Instagram account features an animated video of Pluto's icy mountain and plains. The images were put together from those collected by NASA's New Horizon spacecraft that got the closest images of Pluto.
Have a look at the video below and see Pluto for the very first time:
Animated Flyover of Pluto’s Icy Mountain and Plains: This simulated flyover of Pluto’s Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) and Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) was created from New Horizons closest-approach images. Norgay Montes have been informally named for Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sputnik Planum is informally named for Earth’s first artificial satellite. The images were acquired by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on July 14 from a distance of 48,000 miles (77,000 kilometers). Features as small as a half-mile (1 kilometer) across are visible. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #space #newhorizons #nasabeyond #solarsystem #science
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NASA also released another picture of a second mountain range.
Feature image source: NASA Instagram