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Re: Pluto
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2015, 07:33:08 PM »
Jeesh, what did the Plutonians do to the place?  Looks all lumpy.

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/common/content/videos/dataMovies/061115.gif

The Progs trash this place too?   ::facepalm::
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2015, 07:35:34 AM »
I think that's an old picture and the lumpiness was just a product of the computer enhancement.



Plenty round.   ::popcorn::

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2015, 01:53:08 PM »


Uff da!   ::newyear::

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2015, 02:14:12 PM »
Amazing image.
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2015, 02:44:18 PM »
Funky lookin' thing, isn't it?

Looks like 5 hours till the next download...

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2015, 07:19:28 AM »
The good news is that NH phoned home!  Phone home...phonehome...



Now the real show starts, as we download all the data over the next year and a half.

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2015, 07:08:09 AM »






http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/blue-skies-pluto-nasa-new-6598508

Blues skies, atmosphere...water ice...

Man, we can colonize and mine the whole solar system...if we only had the will...

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2015, 09:04:45 AM »
The things we did, before NASA became a Muslim Outreach Organization...

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2015, 10:41:04 AM »
Aye...

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Re: Pluto
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2015, 04:58:40 PM »
The things we did, before NASA became a Muslim Outreach Organization...
sh*t, for the last two decades they've been hard at work peddling AGW. The last great mission program was that of Apollo. Pioneer, Viking and Voyager were certainly successful but even then the great NASA was swirling in the toilet.
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Re: Pluto
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2019, 02:39:14 PM »
New Horizons setting new distance records -

A NASA spacecraft on New Year's Day flew by an object farther than any spacecraft has before — 4 billion miles from Earth.

NASA received a signal from the New Horizons spacecraft Tuesday morning that it had reached a small space object known as Ultima Thule 10 hours earlier.

Team members gathered at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory, home to Mission Control, cheer upon receiving the signal, which took so long to reach them because the small, icy object is 4 billion miles from the Earth and 1 billion miles from Pluto.

The full scope of observations made by New Horizons will take nearly two years to beam back to Earth.

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/nasa-s-new-horizons-spacecraft-signals-most-distant-object-ever-n953546

Two years is a long time...perhaps somebody will be at the controls to receive it...
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