Pluto through the years: GIF shows how our vision of the dwarf planet gradually improved

GIF via Explore.

OK, I know, you’ve already had your full of Pluto news, but seriously – this GIF is just spectacular. It shows just how far we’ve come, from not knowing about the planet, to seeing it just as a few white pixels, to incredibly clear images of Pluto’s surface, with even mountains being visible. Clyde Tombaugh first shot the planet at the Lowell Observatory in 1930, and the New Horizons took the most detailed pictures in its flyby just a few days ago.

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