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Post by Rogue on Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:40 am



Pluto comes into focus
We are all about to see Pluto like never before, thanks to NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
By Claudine Ryan, Matthew Liddy, Ash Kyd and Ben Spraggon

Did you know that until very recently, the best images we had of Pluto were just a few pixels in size? That's right: those pictures you have in your head of what Pluto looks like are mere artists' impressions.

But that's all about to change.

"Nothing like this has been done in a quarter century and nothing like this is planned by any space agency ever again."
Alan Stern, NASA

A piano-sized spacecraft named New Horizons is due to whiz past the icy dwarf planet at the far edge of our solar system on July 14, after a journey of more than nine years and 5 billion kilometres.

Full amazing story and what you can expect to see after next weeks  Flyby>> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-09/pluto-comes-into-focus/6566818

Very exciting!


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Post by Rogue on Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:00 am


Interesting site..

New Horizons: NASA'S Mission to Pluto
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/
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Post by Kaere on Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:23 am

Wow, thanks for all this Very Happy
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Post by Agartha on Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:19 am

Wow! I can't wait to see clear pictures of Pluto! The Jupiter ones taken by New Horizons are amazing.... and we have never seen Pluto properly... I do expect to see swimming pools and pyramids! lol
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Post by Rockhopper on Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:56 pm

Wonderful technology. The New Horizon is the fastest satellite, it's travelling at 36,000 mph!

Ta Roggie!

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Post by Quietstorm on Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:22 am

So exciting!
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Post by Rogue on Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:56 am


It really is, though I think its going to take some time to download all the vision from out Pluto way.
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Post by Rogue on Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:38 am


NASA Releases Last Image Of Pluto's Far Side Ahead Of Upcoming Flyby
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/12/nasa-pluto-photo_n_7780558.html
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Post by Kaere on Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:05 am

Amazing Smile
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Post by Lenzabi on Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:37 pm

More tantalizing details as it flies by. Can't wait to see what other images they get.


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Post by Quietstorm on Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:52 pm

Just 7 more hours
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Post by Rogue on Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:16 am

The Pluto-bound probe will zoom past the dwarf planet, making its closest approach on Tuesday at 7:49 a.m. EDT -- and it will offer the first-ever up-close glimpse of our solar system's beloved Pluto.

You can watch a live countdown to the closest approach and a discussion of the historic event on a NASA TV livestream on link below.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/13/new-horizons-closest-approach-pluto-video_n_7776262.html
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Post by Kaere on Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:19 am

Amazing! That one shot, the ice (I'm guessing it's ice) is sorta in the shape of a heart I love you
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Post by Rogue on Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:41 am


It looks like ice, but I'm not so sure it would be.
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Post by Kaere on Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:45 am

Yeah, exactly. Frozen something, maybe? But what is that something... and maybe it's not frozen! Hmmm... well, whatever, the white part looks interesting to me lol
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Post by Rogue on Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:54 am

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Post by Kaere on Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:56 am

*clappity*

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Post by Agartha on Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:18 am

Oh gawd...... hahaha

I just saw the latest Pluto pic and it's amazing!!!!! Another reddish planet!

They are now waiting to see if New Horizon has survived being so close to the dwarf planet, the spacecraft should send a signal again Wednesday 2am Uk time.. fingers crossed it's fine!!

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 by Kaere on Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:45 am

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