Pluto Through Stained Glass, A NASA Video Captured by the New Horizons Probe

Pluto Through Stained Glass: A Movie from the Edge of the Solar System” is a NASA video captured by the LEISA infrared imaging spectrometer on the New Horizons spacecraft¬†that shows the craft’s full spectrum view of Pluto during its flyby on July 14, 2015.

The data provided by the video led to the discovery of water ice on Pluto.

This colorful movie drifting across Pluto by was recorded by New Horizons’ LEISA infrared imaging spectrometer during the July 14 closest approach. The discovery of water ice on Pluto was made using LEISA data shown here. The movie has been sped up approximately 17 times from its raw frame rate, and the infrared colors that LEISA sees have been translated into visual colors.

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