Fly Over Pluto in This Incredible Animation from NASA

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took these pics of the distant dwarf planet

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  • It's almost the weekend! Have any plans? Maybe you're going to take a trip? Go to the beach, see some friends, get out of town. You could do those things, sure. Or you could take a trip somewhere more exotic. Like, Pluto! NASA's New Horizons recently came to closest to the distant dwarf planet that mankind has ever been. And it took some pretty awesome images. So forget the beach, take a fly-by of Pluto!

    NASA provides this description of this remarkable video: "This simulated flyover of Pluto’s Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) and Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) was created from New Horizons closest-approach images. Norgay Montes have been informally named for Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sputnik Planum is informally named for Earth’s first artificial satellite. The images were acquired by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on July 14 from a distance of 48,000 miles (77,000 kilometers). Features as small as a half-mile (1 kilometer) across are visible."

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