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Flying over Pluto - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 14:08
NASA has mounted a video of pictures of Pluto, sent to Earth automatic station "New Horizons." While watching the spectators the impression that they seemed to fly over the surface of the dwarf planet in a spaceship. Movie begins over the mountains Norgay (Norgay Montes), which presumably are composed of ice. Their height - about 3.5 km, and the age - about 100 million years. Next imaginary spaceship is sent north to the icy plains Plain Sputnik (Sputnik Planum) and black craters Region Cthulhu (Cthulhu Regio). The station "New Horizons" start transmission of new data on September 5th. The process of transfer would go on for about a year, since the probe stores at another 95% received information. The unit "New Horizons" overcame some 4.8 billion kilometers, to "meet" with Pluto; it flew past him in July of this year. This mission has become one of the most successful projects of NASA. In 2016 a final decision on its extension. \