trip to pluto
The New York Times
Published on May 17, 2016
Set foot on an alien world, three billion miles from the warmth of the sun.
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On July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto, scanning the dwarf planet in unprecedented detail. Using data from that flyby, The New York Times created a seven-minute virtual reality film. Fly over Pluto’s rugged surface, stand among the icy al-Idrisi Mountains and touch down in frost-rimmed Elliot Crater.
The film was produced in collaboration with the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Universities Space Research Association.
For a more immersive virtual reality experience, download the NYT VR app: http://nyti.ms/1XCeUuH
For the full effect, watch it in a Google Cardboard viewer: https://www.google.com/get/cardboard/