Thanks to New Horizons, we know what it would be like to do a Plutonian fly-over. But what about getting even closer? This series of paintings shows what it would be like to don your (hopefully very sturdy) spacesuit, pop open a lawn chair, and take a seat.
Images: K.B. Kofoed / NASA Solar System.
Artist Karl Kofoed used a combination of New Horizons images and the data they collected to create this series of concept art, which gives an eye-level view of the theorized nitrogen snows (image above), Pluto during a Charon moonrise (directly below), and of the aptly-named chaos terrain (final image). It’s plenty to tide you over until the next series of Pluto pics drop.