New Horizons’ Extreme Close-Up of Pluto’s Surface (no audio)
NASA.gov Video Published on May 27, 2016
This is the most detailed view of Pluto’s terrain you’ll see for a very long time. This mosaic strip – extending across the hemisphere that faced the New Horizons spacecraft as it flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015 – now includes all of the highest-resolution images taken by the NASA probe. With a resolution of about 260 feet (80 meters) per pixel, the mosaic affords New Horizons scientists and the public the best opportunity to examine the fine details of the various types of terrain on Pluto, and determine the processes that formed and shaped them.
The width of the strip ranges from more than 55 miles (90 kilometers) at its northern end to about 45 miles (75 kilometers) at its southern point. The pictures in the mosaic were obtained by New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) approximately 9,850 miles (15,850 kilometers) from Pluto, shortly before New Horizons’ closest approach.
Note: Video is silent/no audio.
Oh my, my, is this not sublime?
Sublime, this IS!
Hats off to the NASA boffins responsible in any way, shape or form for the pleasure I just got in being able to actually watch such a thing.
I know we’ve been doing it for a long time—but it still thrills me and they have been going to some very cool paces lately.
Pluto being one and proving to be just as amazing as it might have been!
Great place to pick up some nitrogen, cheap, too.
I wonder what sort of critters hang out up there?
Lets go see, eh.
And put a couple mics on them rovers, NASA, eh, what!
PentaProps™ to gortex Knight of Ni