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#61 The Macallan

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:56 PM

Nice video from the BbC.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=CQLShreu26w

 

 

Yes, good report. I've heard about 15 different pronunciations of Pluto's largest moon, Charon... "Sharen" - "Karen" - "Char-on"...

 

I think I like the Brit's way best - "Car-on". Everything sounds better in Brit.

 

Couple other notes:

Was watching a special last night on this encounter and was really pleased to hear that some of the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer or Pluto, is on board New Horizons. Nice touch, NASA.

 

Also find it funny that they're finding Mickey's dog all over the face of this aptly named world

 

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...and on the back end...

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#62 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:07 PM

It's "car-on" based on the Greek pronunciation (you know, the people from whose mythology we get Charon).


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#63 Always the Winner

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:09 PM

It's "car-on" based on the Greek pronunciation (you know, the people from whose mythology we get Charon).


It's not Greek mythology anymore. As part of the bailout, it's now German mythology.
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#64 Feverish Flux

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:12 PM

I'm going with the "Sharon" pronunciation.

 


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#65 The Macallan

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:30 PM

If NdeGT says it's Sharon, then it must be Sharon  :all hail  blue:  

 

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

**Bumpity Bump**

 

NEW HORIZONS STATUS

https://www.nasa.gov...th-new-horizons

 

 

While you are getting hammered with your friends and family next New Years, the folks in the NASA bunker will be monitoring the closest approach of the New Horizons spacecraft to Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69. It's about 20 miles across, possibly 2 or 3 chunks of rock, about 4 billion miles from Earth and about 1 billion past Pluto.  It was discovered by Hubble about 8 years after New Horizons launched. 

 

Closest approach will be 1/1/19, 12:33AM EST and will come within 2,200 miles of the surface(s). 

 

Amazing.


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