Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pluto Unveiled


A new painting to commemorate humanity's first detailed glimpse of Pluto and it's moon, Charon, made last year by the New Horizons spacecraft. It was an amazing accomplishment, and a momentous event to be alive for as the face of the dwarf planet became known to humans for the first time in history!

Pluto Unveiled by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 12 x 16 inches

It takes light 4.6 hours to reach Pluto from Earth. To get a sense of just how far away that is, and how amazing it is that we got there, check out this great video by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh. At nearest approach, Pluto is about the same distance as Neptune.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR3Igc3Rhfg

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful painting. This whole series is amazing.

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