Sign up for our Headlines morning newsletter.

The most interesting things on the web, handpicked each day. Sign up for our Headlines morning newsletter.

Video

This simulated flyover depicts Pluto’s Norgay Mountains and Sputnik Plain, named thusly in our continuing history of Earth-centric interplanetary exploration.

The animation was created from images captured by New Horizons from a distance of 48,000 miles, and shows features as small as a half-mile across.

Video via NASA