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Visualization of New Horizons' Pluto flyby, with occultations of Charon

Filed under trans-neptunian objects, New Horizons, pretty pictures, Pluto, amateur image processing, Charon, dwarf planets beyond Neptune, animation

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A simulation of the point of view of New Horizons' LORRI camera throughout the flyby of Pluto and Charon. The animation uses maps created from New Horizons image data by Björn Jónsson. You can find many more related animations on Ionov's Youtube channel.

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Gennady Ionov

Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Gennady Ionov

 

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