Latest in Science

Image credit:

Fly close to Pluto in a detailed NASA tour

16 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Alas, you're unlikely to soar over Pluto's alien landscape any time soon -- not when it's billions of miles away. However, NASA has whipped up an aerial tour that will give you an inkling of what it might be like. The simulated flyover (below) uses the New Horizons probe's latest high-res imagery to show off Pluto with an "unprecedented" level of detail of up to 0.25 miles per pixel). It's certainly not the same as being there, but it's not hard to imagine sitting in a spacecraft orbiting the dwarf planet. And don't worry if this doesn't meet your expectations. New Horizons will eventually send pictures that are up to seven times sharper, so you can expect more impressive virtual flights in the months ahead.

Source: NASA
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
16 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save
Comments

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr