NASA Successfully Completes Probe On Pluto

Happy Anniversary New Horizons! Probe Flew by Pluto 2 Years Ago Today

Happy Anniversary New Horizons! Probe Flew by Pluto 2 Years Ago Today

"This dramatic Pluto flyover begins over the highlands to the southwest of the great expanse of nitrogen ice plain informally named Sputnik Planitia, " NASA said in a statement.

New Horizons' view of Pluto, as seen in a new NASA video released on July 14, 2017, the second anniversary of the probe's epic flyby of the dwarf planet.

Pluto's haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the Ralph instrument on the New Horizons spacecraft.

Sputnick, the dark, cratered terrain of Cthulhu Macula, the rugged and fractured highlands of Voyager Terra, the pits of Pioneer Terra and the bladed terrain of Tartarus Dorsa all feature.

Pluto, including a heart-shaped region on its surface, is pictured in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015, when the spacecraft was 476,000 miles (768,000 kilometers) from the surface. So if you're nostalgic for the summer of 2015, these videos will bring you right back to the Pluto system and make you feel like you're also an interplanetary spacecraft.

Prince William, Kate on Brexit diplomacy tour of Poland, Germany
They were in Warsaw only a day after attending the Wimbledon Men's Singles Final where Roger Federer took home the title. On Saturday, William and Harry participated in a charity polo match to raise funds for several of their charities.

Now, New Horizons is way beyond Pluto, journeying to another object at edge of the Solar System.

A caveat: The newly released videos don't show exactly what a human visitor to the Pluto system would see.

"The flight then turns south, covering the northern terrain of Oz Terra before ending over the relatively flat equatorial plains of Vulcan Planum and the "moated mountains" of Clarke Montes".

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

Formed in 1958, NASA is one of the preeminent space agencies now in operation, is the only organization to land astronauts on the surface of the Moon, to carry out extended missions on the planet Mars and more.

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