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.
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Seeking Pluto’s Frigid Heart | 360 VR Video | The New York Times