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It is interesting to see the image sharpen during the full rotation as New Horizons gets closer to Pluto.
It probably depends on how much of a historian he is - there's a lot of stuff I'm glad that we found because there are some first hand and second hand accounts of things that provide a new angle and more colorful details beyond what the history books or old newspaper clippings decided to include.
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.
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.