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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
A quick processing of a raw image of Charon taken by @NewHorizons2015 on 07-14. Shows intensely interesting features! pic.twitter.com/ayhEHV53U7— Colorado Space News (@CO_Space_News) July 24, 2015
Pluto today (left, via New Horizons) and from a painting done in 1979 (right).
I talk a lot about how entwined art and science are, but I don't think I've ever seen as good an example as this: Space Artist Don Dixon predicted what Pluto looked like back in 1979 ... and he nailed it. Are you kidding me? That's the cover he did...Read more from Slate Magazine