Watch: The Pluto System as seen by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft

NASA has dropped another glimpse of the Pluto system, courtesy of New Horizons. Futzing 2015, yo. Just living in a year where we’re being beamed glorious quasi-footage from a goddamn Dwarf Planet way out there in the solar system. Glorious. Glorious.


The Pluto system as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft saw it in July 2015. This animation, made with real images taken by New Horizons, begins with Pluto flying in for its close-up on July 14; we then pass behind Pluto and see the atmosphere glow in sunlight before the sun passes behind Charon. The movie ends with New Horizons’ departure, looking back on each body as thin crescents.