NASA releases New Horizons flyover video

NASA releases New Horizons flyover video

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.

A never-before-seen fly-by video of Pluto has been released by NASA using compiled data from the nearly $900m New Horizons mission.

The another video released by NASA featured the largest moon of the Pluto named Charon, the video is flyover video of Charon that represents 1,200 km (750 miles) wide moon. The spacecraft took nine-and-a-half years to get there.

It then passes over the western margin of Sputnik, where it borders the dark, cratered terrain of Cthulhu Macula, with the blocky mountain ranges located within the plains seen on the right. North is up; Pluto's equator roughly bisects the band of dark red terrains running across the lower third of the map. The 2015 flyby collected more than 1,200 images-including a striking image of a heart-shaped formation on the dwarf planet's surface-and 10 gigabits of data. It moves north to Voyager Terra, which are rugged highlands, and then sweeps over the pits and craters of Pioneer Terra. Note: Click on the image to view in the highest resolution.

"I think the most surprising thing [to come out of New Horizons] is how complex that little planet is", the mission's principal investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Institute in Colorado, told Space.com on the flyby's two-year anniversary.

New Horizons is now venturing deep into the Kuiper Belt, which is a region of icy bodies and dwarf planets like Pluto, according to NASA. "These new maps from the landmark exploration of Pluto by NASA's New Horizons mission in 2015 will help unravel these mysteries and are for everyone to enjoy".

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