NASA has released a startling flyover video during their annual celebrations of Pluto probe. 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 strange features that were discovery earlier. The findings have reshaped the way Pluto and its surroundings were initially viewed.
The dramatic movie starts from the highlands all the way to the southwest where there is a great nitrogen ice plain known as the Sputnik Planitia. The latest video comes after the New Horizons mission brought back the images of the planet after its launch two years ago. The probe first captured the images of a dwarf planet in July 2015, giving a new perspective of more that could be found on the icy and rocky planet in the solar system.
The latest video gives a summary of what the planet looks like. The zoomed camera shows the planet’s icy plains and stunning mountain ranges, revealing its amazing bladed terrain in further details exhibiting deep and broad pits. Charon, which is about half the size of Pluto, is a complex moon covered with mountains and craters, with a huge red spot on the center of its surface.
The digital recordings were done by Paul Schenk and John Blackwell from Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston. The New Horizons spacecraft captured over 1,200 pictures of Pluto planet and huge data during its probe, which NASA scientists are still examining.
The space mission is now planning to launch further probes into Kuiper Belt, a broad area that has “objects” that are covered in ice. The mission intends to pass over one large object known as 2014 MU69 by January 2019.
The NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was launched on Pluto on July 14th, 2015 marking the first attempt to explore the mysterious small planet in the solar system. The mission has been cruising the surface of the dwarf planet capturing the incredible close-up images of Pluto and its surrounding strange moons. The spacecraft is now away from Pluto scouring other planets on the solar system.