NASA's New Horizons spacecraft went down in history when it flew past Pluto and its satellite system on July 14, passing at a distance of 7800 miles from the surface of a dwarf planet.
Now, the mission team combined all the images taken by the probe during its historic span, getting a stunning high-resolution video showing the span of the Kuiper Belt at a speed of 31,000 miles per hour:
The video captures a long approach to Pluto and its satellite system, a stunning high resolution image of the surface of a dwarf planet, and then a ring of diffused sunlight during an eclipse by Pluto Sun.
Researcher Stuart Robbins from the Southwestern Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, who edited this video, said that in order to make the animation more attractive, it was necessary to adjust the timeframe between frames. "At the end and at the beginning of the film, one second equals 30 hours of flight, while the approach and the span over Pluto itself is mounted at a speed of one second in 30 minutes," Robbins writes in his blog. "The approach to Pluto took a long time, although the span itself passed like a flash."
Since the flight of the mission of New Horizons Pluto, the mission team no longer announced any images of Pluto and its satellites. After a whole squall of data, the spacecraft is currently setting up its communication channels to transmit a large data packet. The following images of the span will be published this month.