New Horizons may have already flown by Pluto, but now, you can relive the spacecraft’s history-making close pass of the dwarf planet with a new, gorgeous animation

Software engineer Björn Jónsson created the animation using NASA data collected before and after New Horizons flew past Pluto on July 14. The mission marked the first time humans have ever gotten a close-up look at the dwarf planet.

The 16-second video shows New Horizons’ imagined perspective as the spacecraft approaches Pluto and then moves swiftly past it, eventually looking at the world from behind to get a glimpse of the dwarf planet’s illuminated atmosphere Read more…

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Fly past Pluto with New Horizons in new animation