Enormous Pluto mosaic made from crowdsourced Earth photos

October 21, 2015 2:50 AM

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Enormous Pluto mosaic made from crowdsourced Earth photos

Thousands of photos submitted to NASA as part of its Pluto Time social campaign have gone into creating photo mosaics of Pluto and Charon.

Cold, icy Pluto is so very far from the warmth and, more pertinently, the light of the sun. On our solar system's lonely dwarf planet, the sun appears roughly 150 times to 450 times brighter than the full moon from Earth, varying based on Pluto's distance from the sun due to its elliptical orbit.

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