NASA 2015-08-31 23:31:33


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.

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

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Instagram 2015-08-31 23:09:50


Every Monday we share some of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project submissions on our blog at blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to @amandasunnyside, @aapoliti, @megsywhite, @johnny5ived, @topmaroon, @e.digernes, @artemi, @chuycabrerasmith and @blueandyello who all had featured submissions for #WHPmyoasis!