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 Post subject: Pluto Forever
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:15 am 
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Reached and photographed at long last! Larger than thought! The ashes of Clyde Tombaugh fly by at 28,000 miles per hour.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/14/nasas-new-horizons-probe-makes-pluto-flyby-nine-years-after-leaving-earth

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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:01 pm 
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I have been so excited by this. I've been telling kids for years how excited I am about Pluto.

Now we have to wait 18 months for most of the data to download back to earth.

It's also sad to realize that this was all accomplished prior to NASAs budget being gutted.

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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:59 pm 
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That's so interesting, thanks for sharing :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
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pandacookie wrote:
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I'll join you later!

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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:48 pm 
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<3 pluto

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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
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Pluto is cute-o.

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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:48 am 
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This is so exciting! I'm so happy to be around for this. The last frontier of our solar system! Well, kinda. I'm also stoked about the mission to Europa. I really want to know if the red color is from tholins and what caused that heart shape.

One of my astrophysics pals is a science advisor to a congressman and is at the Pluto flyby party and took a selfie with Bill Nye. Jealous!

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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:36 pm 
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The images keep coming! Flyby success. http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/the-icy-mountains-of-pluto

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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
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All the love, little planet dude.

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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
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Lots on the news over here about it too ...

ice mountains! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33543383 (soon to be harvested for gin & tonics)*

and Prof Hawking http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33540054

Anne who is fan of the infinity of space

* I made that up

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 Post subject: Re: Pluto Forever
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This is so awesome/exciting!
And now I want Pluto-ice gin&tonics, the most decadent drink in the solar system.


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