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Another great rundown of the Pluto science we heard today from @DrMRFrancis for @Forbes http://t.co/b6y6CxiTbk— Catherine Q. (@CatherineQ) July 24, 2015
I will never tire of @NASANewHorizons Pluto flyovers. http://t.co/1WBPQKf00F I <3 Sputnik Planum & Hillary Montes pic.twitter.com/ELRG9HqoEL— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) July 25, 2015
@AstroKatie I think you can't. H2O @ earth temps melts from skate pressure, gets slippier. But N2 freezes more. Skates stick. Stupid N2 ice.— Mike Brown (@plutokiller) July 24, 2015
What a spoilsport he is! Yes, @plutokiller is one of the people responsible for demoting Pluto from planetary status. Don't hold that against him - he's a good scientist. :)
Discussion about the new images at The Planetary Society.
Sputnik Planum by Orion Moon, on Flickr
Manually stitched mosaic by user Herobrine. Larger version here.
Want to see an explosion of capital in the space race, Announce that the golden hue of natural pics of Pluto are because the surface, at least, is 20% real gold dust.
We could start a rumor. :)
One writer is calling it "Plutonic tar".
I'm just catching up on some of the recent spectacular imagery of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby, and this one really caught my eye. This beautiful image of sunlight streaming through the atmosphere was captured by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager instrument, known as LORRI.Read more from ImaGeo