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New Horizons Is Awake At Pluto   The Planets + Pluto!

Started 2/26/10 by GALAXIES; 111438 views.

Dittos. I burned out and tuned out the artificially hyped up melodrama of the Kardashian bunch the same day I first heard of them. Of course it's much like trying to tune out a jackhammer operating out in the alley at 5 AM on a Sunday morning. To completely avoid them, one has to go totally off the grid and live in a cave somewhere, unfortunately.

 

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From: Jerry (coelacanth55)

7/19/15

So much of the news is just publicity, I understand the need for it, but don't give one unimportant subject so much attention.

In any event the real story on Pluto is a good one and like any real news, what is happening won't be known for a while.  So perhaps some nice juicy summary will come out in a year or two.

There's just so much to ooh and aah over that is still coming in. It's almost like being a kid again, sitting up way past my normal bedtime, also in mid to late July, watching a grainy black and white image from a quarter million miles away .. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".

 

<< In any event the real story on Pluto is a good one and like any real news, what is happening won't be known for a while. So perhaps some nice juicy summary will come out in a year or two. >>

Dittos. And at least we can access it on-line, even if the majority of the general public is mostly obsessed with useless nonsense, and trending to a collective future that likely is dominated by Brawndo. :-)

It's such a contrast from July 20th 1969, when everyone was glued to their television all night to witness history in the making. It was continuous coverage.

Or another night in 1981, when Ted Koppel was up half the night on Nightline, broadcasting live from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the sharpest, clearest images of Saturn that had ever been captured to date were appearing live before our eyes.

That was, of course, in the good old days when they reported real news. These days, the signal to noise ratio of traditional "news" has significantly degraded compared to 40 years ago.

 

 

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Pluto's mountain range
A newly discovered mountain range lies near the southwestern margin of Pluto’s Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region), situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain. This image was acquired by New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on July 14, 2015 from a distance of 48,000 miles (77,000 kilometers) and received on Earth on July 20. Features as small as a half-mile (1 kilometer) across are visible.
Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI
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This image from NASA's New Horizons highlights the contrasting appearance of the two worlds: Charon is mostly gray, with a dark reddish polar cap, while Pluto shows a wide variety of subtle color variations.

 Target Name:  Pluto
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  New Horizons
 Spacecraft:  New Horizons
 Instrument:  MVIC
 Product Size:  2526 x 501 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Johns Hopkins University/APL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA19856.tif (3.798 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA19856.jpg (39.05 kB) 

 

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19856&#160;

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