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Posted 11 July 2015 - 06:03 AM
Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.
Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:40 PM
News flash, Pluto was downgraded to a backwater, dwarf-something-or-other. Point taken though, we should rebel and move to Denmark.
A lot of people didn't see it as a true planet for a while.
Here in the US we were just obsessive about calling it a "planet" because it was the only "planet" discovered by an American.
I think the proper classification now is "trans-Neptunian dwarf-planet" and some are calling it and other trans-Neptunian objects like it "plutoids,"
Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:50 PM
I've been following this mission on and off since launch. I'll feel a bit empty now you could say that it's over.
Pluto looks very much like Neptune's moon Triton in the latest image. Triton of course is likely a captured KBO.
Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:05 PM
Chin up! Apparently, they can keep you busy until at least 2019...
From another article....
Speeding past Pluto, New Horizons will then travel on to its next destination, with a 2019 due date: another Kuiper Belt object, a neighbor of Pluto, also icy and deeply mysterious.
Until it runs out of power in 2030 in a deep space death — 7.36 trillion miles from home — “it will continue to do great science,”
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