Stunning simulated flyby of Pluto

Icelandic artist Björn Jónsson assembled this amazing simulated view of the Pluto-Charon system from  New Horizons’ perspective, using actual images from the spacecraft.  The spacecraft did not take this full and smooth a video; a lot of this is extrapolated or simulated or real pictures stretched over a computer-generated sphere.  But the result is nothing short of spectacular — and he promises to improve it as more data comes down from the probe over the next year.

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