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Old 17-07-2017, 04:56 PM
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New Horizons NASA video of Pluto flyover

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Puts it into nice perspective I think. Wonder what Clyde would have thought...
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Spectacular indeed, it is fitting that New Horizons carries with it Clyde's ashes to Pluto and beyond.

Pluto will always be a planet in my book..... these images serve only to reinforce that.....
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pluto fly by

That cant be real.....can it?? That's absolutely mind blowing, photos transmitted back to Earth millions of miles. It MUST be heavily photoshopped, surely
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Originally Posted by jimmyh1555 View Post
That cant be real.....can it?? That's absolutely mind blowing, photos transmitted back to Earth millions of miles. It MUST be heavily photoshopped, surely
Published on Jul 14, 2017
Using actual New Horizons data and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, mission scientists have created flyover movies that offer spectacular new perspectives of the many unusual features that were discovered and which have reshaped our views of the Pluto system from a vantage point even closer than the spacecraft itself.

This dramatic Pluto flyover begins over the highlands to the southwest of the great expanse of nitrogen ice plain informally named Sputnik Planitia. The viewer first passes over the western margin of Sputnik, where it borders the dark, cratered terrain of Cthulhu Macula, with the blocky mountain ranges located within the plains seen on the right. The tour moves north past the rugged and fractured highlands of Voyager Terra and then turns southward over Pioneer Terra -- which exhibits deep and wide pits -- before concluding over the bladed terrain of Tartarus Dorsa in the far east of the encounter hemisphere.

Digital mapping and rendering were performed by Paul Schenk and John Blackwell of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston.

If you read the desciption, the video is computer generated using digital elevation data. The colors were enhanced...

No photoshop required...
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