Science 17 Jul 2017 Video: What it is li ...

Video: What it is like to fly over Pluto and its moon Charon

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 17, 2017, 9:34 am IST
Updated Jul 17, 2017, 10:57 am IST
In July 2015, NASA New Horizon spacecraft sent back first close-up images of Pluto and its moons.
The methane ice-rich surface on Pluto may be sublimating away into the atmosphere, exposing a layer of water-ice underneath (Photo: NASA)
 The methane ice-rich surface on Pluto may be sublimating away into the atmosphere, exposing a layer of water-ice underneath (Photo: NASA)

In July 2015, NASA New Horizon spacecraft sent back first close-up images of Pluto and its moons, allowing many at Earth to wonder what it would be like to flyover the icy terrains of the planet Pluto. It’s been two years since the first set of images were released and now, the space agency is celebrating the milestone.  NASA has released a couple of videos “that offer new perspectives of the many unusual features that were discovered and which reshaped views of the Pluto system”.

 

Do note that the videos are not actual footages and are created using data and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon Charon.

 

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