NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft approached the dwarf planet in the summer of 2015. It captured wonderful shots as it approached Pluto. The space agency wanted to make it a bit interesting.

After selecting around 100 images from the album of New Horizons spacecraft, it made it into a movie. The video offers a trip down onto the surface, enlarging as it moves towards it. It also shows Charon, the largest moon of Pluto.

To make this movie give a real touch and feel to the people, mission scientists interpolated some of the panchromatic frames based on the data they have about Pluto. Low-resolution color from the Ralph color camera aboard New Horizons was then draped over the frames to give actual color simulation of what it looks like.

After a nine and a half year voyage covering more than three billion miles, New Horizons flew through the dwarf planet system on July 14, 2015. It was around 7,800 miles away from Pluto. New Horizons is carrying powerful telescopic cameras that could spot features smaller than a football field. New Horizons sent back hundreds of images of Pluto and also its moons that show how fascinating their surfaces are. Here is the movie, which NASA did make with the photos.


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