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Pluto
« on: February 17, 2015, 03:51:03 PM »
This one will be worth watching.  This is it.  The last planet (I'll never leave you, Pluto).  It all started when I was a little kid, sitting down at grandma and grandpa's house, watching the first pictures come in from Mars.  Think a picture loaded slowly at 28k?  Heh.  These things were coming down the screen at about a pixel a minute, it seemed.  Eventually all the planets through Neptune were visited.

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/

There she be, about 5 months out. 

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 06:35:27 AM »
Planetoid my arse...in my book it is still a planet!

Just another 173 million Km to go.  It will be interesting to see the image resolution as it grows closer.

If in July it finds a sign that says "Last chance for gas this solor system" I will chuckle.   ;D
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 10:30:04 AM »
The probe is probably carrying some voter registration forms with it.  Just in case.
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 11:52:29 AM »
Absentee ballots too, no doubt.
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 09:30:01 AM »
Absentee ballots too, no doubt.
The miracle will be the USPS actually get them in time fro the election cycle. Can't get the ballots from the military but 3.5 billion so miles....no problem. ::rolllaughing::
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 07:32:51 AM »


Took long enough but we're finally starting to get some pictures of the approach.

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 08:02:24 AM »
New Horizons snapshot...must be Charon along side...the other 4 satellites are dinky little buggers...

Closest distance is just 89 days away!
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 07:22:41 AM »
Raw, unprocessed image.



Getting close.   ::popcorn::

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2015, 07:32:05 AM »
Yup, mid July coming fast.

It's definitely and odd shaped little spherical.

This animation is pretty neat -

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/common/content/videos/dataMovies/061115.gif
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2015, 07:53:04 AM »


Growing and growing.   ::popcorn::

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2015, 08:17:30 AM »
I wonder if there'll be any Plutorians about?

"Welcome to Pluto!"
"All Species Welcome...except Progressives!"
"Have a nice day!"

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2015, 08:42:17 AM »
I thought they were called Plutonians.
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2015, 08:48:43 AM »
Plutonians sounds so...atomic...militaristic...

OK, I can go with that.   :D
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2015, 08:51:43 AM »
So agreeable, Libs ......   ;)
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2015, 11:10:39 AM »
 ::angel::
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2015, 07:41:25 PM »
I wonder if there'll be any Plutorians about?

"Welcome to Pluto!"
"All Species Welcome...except Progressives!"
"Have a nice day!"

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The progressives are on Uranus.
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2015, 06:07:17 AM »
I wonder if there'll be any Plutorians about?

"Welcome to Pluto!"
"All Species Welcome...except Progressives!"
"Have a nice day!"

 ;D

The progressives are on Uranus.

Drilling for gas reserves. 

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2015, 06:45:25 AM »
I wonder if there'll be any Plutorians about?

"Welcome to Pluto!"
"All Species Welcome...except Progressives!"
"Have a nice day!"

 ;D

The progressives are on Uranus.

Drilling for gas reserves. 

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The moons around Uranus...must be those Trans lurking...

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2015, 02:28:15 PM »
The computer burped a little bit and gave everyone an oh s*** moment, but back on line.



Wow.  It's really there, now.

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2015, 02:47:18 PM »
Nice.

Now zoom in.
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