New Horizons shoot short films color of Pluto




Space Explorer New Horizons is getting closer to Pluto. Because there is a camera on board, regularly new images to Earth. This time, NASA has made a video that shows the dwarf planet with its moon Charon is.

NASA has several online animations poison format put . Pluto and Charon are seen in color and what is striking is that they differ therein. What is the reason for the differences in color, since scientists still argue about. Unfortunately, the picture will be shot in a very low resolution, making the contours of the heavenly bodies are not visible. However, it is on one of the images visible how the orbit of Pluto is influenced by the gravity of Charon. That’s because Pluto a dwarf planet and thus relatively little mass. The earthy moon with his gravity for example, a much smaller influence, and among other things causes the tides.

The images are compiled using the Multicolor Visible Imaging Camera located aboard New Horizons. This captures colors in red, blue and near-infrared. According to NASA, the colors shown in the pictures ‘almost real’.

As New Horizons until 24 days closest comes close to Pluto, there will be more pictures and videos to. Then the dwarf planet is also likely to see a lot better. The spacecraft was more than 9 years ago launched and has nearly a decade redone to Pluto, which is located on the edge of our solar system, to achieve.


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