It was three years ago when NASA shared the first image of Pluto taken with a camera named Ralph. An enhanced image showed us rich and wonderful color variations, and now there’s an infrared image as well. It’s amazingly rich in details, and the colors are just gorgeous.
NASA’s enhanced photo of Pluto shows rich color variations and crazy detail
You know how sometimes you take such an amazing photo that you have to share immediately, just to later realize that you have an ever more awesome version of it?
That’s pretty much the case here with NASA’s insane surface photo of Pluto, taken by the interplanetary space probe New Horizons.
NASA released the first ever surface image of Pluto in mid July, and last week they released a high-resolution enhanced color image combined of blue, red and infrared images.
The result is, quite literally, out of this world.
GIF Of Pluto Shows How Camera Technology Has Improved Over The Last 85 Years
NASA just released this sweet GIF of Pluto that uses photos taken between 1930 through 2015. The first photo (courtesy of Lowell Observatory Archives) was taken by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 when the planet was first discovered. NASA digitally zoomed in on the image for the GIF. The following images were all taken form NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope between 1990 and 2014. The only exception being the last image in the series, which was snapped from the New Horizons spacecraft this year. [Read More…]
First Ever Photo Of Pluto Surface Is Now Officially A MEME
New Horizons just took the first photo of Pluto’s surface and it is no surprise that the internet has gone crazy. Following either Instagram or Twitter shows the funny side of Pluto (Guess it did not take that demotion too hard).
Here are some of the funniest Pluto MEMEs that we found around the web. (follow the #pluto tag to find more, share the good ones)
Nasa Shares First Photo of Pluto Taken With A Camera Named Ralph
If you are a space fan, this is your day. NASA just released the first surface image of Pluto.
The photo is the closest photo of Pluto ever taken at about 7,800 miles. This is quite amazing, especially compared to the roughly 3 billion (3,000,000,000) miles New Horizons had to travel to get there.
Another interesting fact is that we did not see the photo as soon as it was taken. It took the transmission about 4.5 hours to get to earth.
This could also be the most expensive photo taken at roughly $700 million to build, equip and fly the probe.
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