New NASA video shows Pluto as you've never seen it before

New NASA video shows Pluto as you've never seen it before

According to the space agency, New Horizons captured over 1,200 photos and collected 10GB worth of data, which took over a year to reach Earth.

NASA also unveiled new maps of Pluto and Charon last week to commemorate the spacecraft's July 14, 2015 flyby of the dwarf planet and its satellites, which brought the probe to within 7,800 miles (12,550 kilometers) of Pluto's surface and allowed it to capture the first-ever up-close pics of the system - not to mention a considerable amount of game-changing scientific data.

New Horizons has moved on from Pluto and is now flying deeper into the Kuiper Belt, a vast area filled with icy bodies out beyond Neptune's orbit.

NASA released a new video on Friday that takes viewers on a stunning flyover across Pluto's scenic craggy mountains and wide plains. Visible to the right are blocky mountain ranges inside the plains.

As the tour moves north, the rugged and fractured highlands of Voyager Terra can be seen before we head over Pioneer Terra and the bladed terrain of Tartarus Dorsa, in the far east of the encounter hemisphere.

This provided the first close-up images of Pluto and its moon and collecting other data that has transformed our understanding of these mysterious worlds on the solar system's outer frontier.

"The exciting flight over Charon begins high over the hemisphere New Horizons saw on its closest approach, then descends over the deep, wide canyon of Serenity Chasma", NASA said on YouTube. Then the view shifts to the north, passing over Dorothy Gale crater and Mordor Macula, the icy region at Charon's north pole, before turning south to Oz Terra, Vulcan Planum and Clarke Montes.

The global space agency NASA has launched two wonderful videos capturing the first ever close up the Pluto which is considered as the dwarf planet of our solar system according to the space agency.

On the two-year anniversary of the flyby, the team of scientists is uncovering a set of detailed, high-quality global maps of Pluto and Charon.

On New Year's Day 2019, New Horizons will zoom past a Kuiper Belt object known as 2014 MU69, NASA said.

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