The dramatic movie starts from the highlands all the way to the southwest where there is a great nitrogen ice plain known as the Sputnik Planitia.
Now, using data gathered by the New Horizons spacecraft when it flew past the pint-sized planet in 2015, NASA has published a video that offers the best look yet at what it would be like to fly high over Pluto's frigid peaks and valleys, and it's glorious. But you can relive the flyby with this new animation from NASA that takes you over Pluto's unique terrain. The zoomed camera shows the planet's icy plains and stunning mountain ranges, revealing its fantastic bladed terrain in further details exhibiting deep and broad pits. It was the first time scientists were able to get up-close photos of Pluto, and collect data.
"The tour moves north past the rugged and fractured highlands of Voyager Terra and then turns southward over Pioneer Terra - which exhibits deep and wide pits - before concluding over the bladed terrain of Tartarus Dorsa in the far east of the encounter hemisphere", NASA said.
It's been two years since NASA's research spacecraft, New Horizons, zoomed past Pluto on its never-ending voyage into space.
The two-minute video combines New Horizons data with digital models of Pluto's elevations and turns them into a visual experience that makes you feel like you're zipping along with the intrepid spacecraft.
The second flyover video shows Pluto's largest moon Charon.
Lasting slightly over one minute, the Charon flyover video begins with a distant view, then comes closer, sweeping over Serenity Chasma, a deep, wide canyon.
For example, topographic relief was exaggerated by a factor of two to three and certain surface colors were enhanced, according to NASA. "Fortunately, now we know how to do that and what new instruments to bring to bear". "These new maps from the landmark exploration of Pluto by NASA's New Horizons mission in 2015 will help unravel these mysteries and are for everyone to enjoy", Stern added.
The probe is due to complete a flyby of a small celestial object called 2014 MU69 on January 1, 2019.