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Pluto and Charon: A Flyby
07-14-2015, 06:41 PM #1
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Quote:It began as a point of light. Then, it evolved into a fuzzy orb. Now – in its latest portrait from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft – Pluto is being revealed as an intriguing new world with distinct surface features, including an immense dark band known as the “whale.”

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http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/tantal...y-on-pluto
07-14-2015, 06:53 PM #2
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07-14-2015, 06:57 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Eyes on Pluto download...this is so cool - even though it is simulated data.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-wa...yby-2015-7

Download:

http://eyes.nasa.gov/eyes-on-pluto.html

Quote:The picture in picture view shows you where the spacecraft is looking and what its advanced instruments can see. You can use a “live” mode to see what New Horizons is doing right now, or preview the flyby of the Pluto System. The spacecraft will be busiest during the time of closest approach between July 13th and 15th 2015 where you will see the spacecraft turn from target to target as it flies past Pluto at over 30,000 miles per hour. Click launch to get started, or use the “tours and features” button from inside Eyes on the Solar System.
07-16-2015, 04:27 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I am sure everyone has had an eyeful of Pluto (The King of the Kuiper Belt), but let's not forget Pluto's moons: Charon and Hydra.

Charon -

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Charon’s newly-discovered system of chasms, larger than the Grand Canyon on Earth, rotates out of view in New Horizons’ sharpest image yet of the Texas-sized moon. It’s trailed by a large equatorial impact crater that is ringed by bright rays of ejected material. In this latest image, the dark north polar region is displaying new and intriguing patterns. This image was taken on July 12 from a distance of 1.6 million miles (2.5 million kilometers).

and Hydra, which is Pluto's outermost moon.

Quote:Meanwhile, New Horizons project scientist Hal Weaver said Pluto’s moon Hydra measures just 28 by 19 miles across, appearing as “an elongated object, 30% larger in one dimension than the other.” It appears to be composed entirely of water ice as well. Uncompressed versions of both the moons are still stored in the craft’s memory, NASA said, and will soon be downloaded here to Earth.

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Then New Horizons is now within the Kuiper Belt, I hope it can continue to send back pics.

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07-16-2015, 10:19 PM #5
Not gumby Incognito Anonymous
 
I always wondered how the Hubble Telescope can see 5 billion Light years into space but cant see Pluto only 3 Billion Miles away?
07-16-2015, 11:17 PM #6
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yup.gif Things that make you go hmm... and how about the lunar lander and flags? Thar's relatively close eh?

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07-17-2015, 02:17 PM #7
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(07-16-2015, 10:19 PM)Not gumby Wrote:  I always wondered how the Hubble Telescope can see 5 billion Light years into space but cant see Pluto only 3 Billion Miles away?
Quote: Hubble and any other large aperture telescope aren't built to see "close-up". Again, the images from "billions of light years away" are of structures that are many thousand of light years across, and are not well-resolved, in other words, you don't see small-scale structure and detail. https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/in...938AA939tS

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07-17-2015, 02:27 PM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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This today:

Mysterious Mountain On Pluto's Moon Has Scientists 'Stumped'


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
07-17-2015, 02:31 PM #9
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Please click onto this image to enlarge and enhance (*-*)

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07-17-2015, 05:30 PM #10
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(07-17-2015, 02:27 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  This today:

Mysterious Mountain On Pluto's Moon Has Scientists 'Stumped'


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Yes, that mountain-in-a-moat certainly does stand out.
07-17-2015, 06:59 PM #11
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
Broken hearted Pluto.

http://imgur.com/gallery/1xm5TW5
07-17-2015, 08:14 PM #12
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(07-17-2015, 02:27 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  This today:

Mysterious Mountain On Pluto's Moon Has Scientists 'Stumped'


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A Giant stone tablet with the original 72 commandments. chuckle.gif

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07-17-2015, 09:30 PM #13
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
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blink.gif 72...boy did we veer way off course.
07-17-2015, 09:43 PM #14
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I think some lawmakers got involved and weeded the ones out that applied to them.

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07-18-2015, 12:11 AM #15
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