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Saturday, March 17, 2018

NASA scientists have published shocking video of the flyby over Pluto and Charon

Space Agency NASA has published a video flyby of the New Horizons on Pluto and its companion Charon. The videos are not quite real – they are created through computer simulation. However, when they were used in real data obtained by the spacecraft, exploring the far reaches of the Solar system.

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Station New Horizons (New horizons) was launched in January 2006. The main objective of the unit is to explore the far planets of the Solar system, and then switch to the Kuiper belt objects. In particular, in 2019, the plant will reach the planetoid 2014 MU69 size of 45 kilometers in diameter.

New Horizons flew at a minimum distance from Pluto on 14 July 2015, then that data was obtained, used by NASA to create a computer model. In the commercials, though, the planet and its satellites are shown closer than them flew the spacecraft.

Review the final result of the work, scientists were shocked. “The structure of Pluto, from its Geology to atmosphere, is beyond the scope of human imagination. Experts around the world couldn’t even imagine the level of complexity of the device, the largest dwarf planet in the Solar system”, – said the participant of the project, astrophysicist Alan stern.


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