New NASA video visualizes landing on Pluto

Get ready for an exciting cyber landing
By | Published: January 23, 2017 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

In 2015, after the nine-year-long, 3 billion mile commute, the New Horizons spacecraft finally reached Pluto, performing a 12 hour flyby that yielded spectacular data, releasing beautifully vivid images of Pluto that showed us for the first time what the dwarf planet looked like.

Now, NASA has taken more than 100 images taken over the course of six weeks during the mission and edited them together to make a video of a simulated landing. The probe originally sent back photos in black and white, so the team figured out the colors of Pluto based on spectroscopic data and edited the images to get the best visual of the dwarf planet.

Source: Gizmodo