Take a Ride on NASA's Pluto Flyby


This summer, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took a spin around Pluto, providing our first ever close-up images of the planet. Now, the space agency has edited together some of the images from New Horizons’ July flyby into an animation that lets you tag along as the spacecraft swings around the dwarf planet. The video zooms in on the beloved Kuiper belt object before shooting out to give us a view of Pluto silhouetted against the distant Sun. 

Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Stuart Robbins