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.
Discovery of water ice: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA20030
Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Alex Parker
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