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Pluto Photo Shows Just How Far Technology Has Evolved

When you compare images of Pluto captured in 1930 with 2015's incredible images, you really do appreciate how far technology, cameras and science have come.

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Views of Pluto Through the Years

 

Earlier this week, NASA released its most detailed photos of Pluto to date and when you compare these photos captured by the New Horizons space probe with images of Pluto captured since its discovery in the 1930's, you can really appreciate how far camera technology space exploration and science, in general, has advanced. 

The above animation was put together by NASA and it shows various observations of Pluto over the course of several decades. Included in the sequence are shots captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the NEW Horizon probe and a digital zoom in on Pluto as it appeared on its discovery. 

Science Magazine has also released a rather interesting comparison image, over on their Facebook page, which shows how Pluto images looked in 1996, 2005 and 2015. 

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mikehit 11 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2015 10:43AM
"You can really appreciate how far camera technology ...has advanced."

Nothing to do with the 1996 image was taken from earth (7.5bn km) and the 2015 image from 200,000 km...
themak 7 1.0k Scotland
17 Jul 2015 11:13AM
Extreme 'zooming with your feet'.

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