NASA‘s recent New Horizons spent hundreds of millions of dollars to get a better look at the dwarf planet Pluto – but if you’re just a layman in outer space you might not realize just how much better its close-up views of the planet really are. A new video entitled Views of Pluto Through the Years demonstrates the difference in unmistakable detail.
Views of Pluto Through the Years show how Pluto began its visual life to the citizens of Earth back in 1930, when it was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, and how images of the planet have continued to grow sharper and clearer in the decades since – but were still pretty bad, all things considered, until New Horizons came along.
You can watch Pluto Through the Years, which only lasts about 17 seconds, below. And for more from the NASA New Horizons mission, head over to the official NASA site right here.
Here’s the video: