“Stained Glass” Pluto

This false color movie drifting across Pluto by was recorded by LEISA infrared imaging spectrometer aboard New Horizons during the 14 July fly by. The discovery of water ice on Pluto was made using this LEISA data. The movie has been sped up about 17 X from its raw frame rate, and the infrared wavelengths that LEISA detects have been translated into visual colors.

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Video Credit: NASA

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