When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto for the first time in history on July 14, we got some stunning photos of the dwarf planet's surface, but, unluckily, there was no video of this historic flyby — until now! Check out this magnificent video of the flyby that Bjorn Jonsson just uploaded on Vimeo, and see for yourself what it would have been like to journey on the unmanned spacecraft as it dipped to just 7,800 miles above Pluto's surface. Jonsson made this awesome video by assembling the several photos that New Horizons took as it approached and ultimately passed Pluto. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is the fastest ever made, so when it flew by Pluto it was moving at speeds of over 20,000 mph. Jonsson's video compresses the time New Horizons took, which was nearly two hours it, to reach Pluto, fly over, and pass Pluto into just 16 seconds.
|Image Credit: NASA/APL/SwRI|