This is what you see when you fly over Pluto's "heart"
The New Horizons probe flew over Pluto just a few days ago, and scientists are still piecing together the data the probe collected. A new video consists of stitched together images from the flyover, creating an animation of what the probe saw as it looked 77,000 kilometers down to Pluto's surface. The photos were captured by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager, or LORRI, aboard New Horizons. The landscape seen in the video is part of Pluto's heart-shaped region, the Tombaugh Regio.
In the video, the probe flies over the Norgay Mountes mountain range, named for the sherpa Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two people to reach the peak of Mount Everest. Norgay is the first Nepali to be honored with an extraterrestrial namesake.