Pluto pictures history: 1930 discovery to New Horizons images (VIDEO).

Watch Pluto Come Into Focus Over 85 Years, From Our First Glimpse to Now (Video)  

Watch Pluto Come Into Focus Over 85 Years, From Our First Glimpse to Now (Video)  

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July 10 2015 12:25 PM

Pluto Comes Into Focus

How our view of the dwarf planet has changed, from our first glimpse in 1930 to now.

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When NASA’s New Horizons craft finally approaches Pluto next week, it’ll be the pinnacle of an 85-year journey that began when Clyde Tombaugh finally confirmed “Planet X" in 1930, sparking fascination around the globe. In the video above, watch our perspective on Pluto change in the years since, one newly discovered moon at a time. We're still not quite sure what we'll see when New Horizons arrives.

Anne Marie Lindemann is a video producer and designer based on New York.