NEW HORIZONS to visit Pluto July 14

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  1. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    See I wish we humans could be doing more of this kind of thing rather then fighting. The video was really cool. The ending made me emotional.. HOPEFUL....

    We are an awesome species. I just wish we could get our shit together and become an awesome species..


    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aky9FFj4ybE[/yt]
     
  2. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    And in the same theme this 10 strangest planets you will ever find.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=420&v=6KZ1kvIUFrU[/yt]
     
  3. RoJoHen

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    The video was neat, but that dude needs to see a speech pathologist.
     
  4. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    His inflections were different
     
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    Exciting days ahead. If all goes well:
    - We're going to actually see Pluto - second-largest dwarf planet, second ex-planet to be photographed up-close and most famous dog. It's also the only planet in the illustrated books I used to have decades ago that didn't have a decent photograph – its mystery look, as unremarkable as it is probably going to be, is enough to keep me excited. I've been waiting for this moment.
    - We're going to hopefully see the first landing of a rocket just two weeks before that as a first course.

    These are some big space milestones happening this year, combined with landing on a comet, surveying of Ceres and Vesta. Great stuff. There is also some good development on a future lander on Europa, which I find more exciting than all of the above.
     
  6. Cyanide Muffin

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    OMG yes. Europa is the place to be. I'm so excited for that. I wonder what we'll find.

    Ceres is interesting lots of stories about those two bright spots they found. Anyone have any theories on that? Volcanoes maybe?
     
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    Be wary of alien bases on Pluto. Don't want the planet bombing to start early. :D
     
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    Sounds dutch to me.
     
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    I swear, I've scrutinized these images so much you'd think I was staring at porn. :lol:
     
  11. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    I just wish we could also get a probe to Ceres... What are those bright spots?
     
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    I am very excited - in my mind Pluto is still the 9th planet and we don't even have any good pictures of it's surface. Looking forward to getting those images back.
     
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    Dawn is currently orbiting Ceres at around 2700 miles I believe, though that has probably changed by now. The final orbit is supposed to be 230 miles so perhaps we will be able to tell what the bright spots are by then.
     
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    Nah, it's just an even more cowardly than usual Spathi. :p
     
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    They look nothing like each other in appearance, and have vastly different dimensions – at that distance, the Ceres ones would be invisible.

    They don't look like winter resorts for skiing either. My vacation plans I had for a decade are now void.
     
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    Two weeks and we'll know. Come on, Pluto, show yourself!
     
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