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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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#66 The Macallan

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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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#67 The Macallan

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:42 AM

New Horizons just flew by Ultima Thule, as the distant hunk of rock has been named. I expect it will be unimpressive looking when photos are sent back to Earth at the speed of light...which will take about 6 hours. Nevertheless, I continue to be amazed by this mission and what we human beings can sometimes accomplish.


Happy 2019!

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#68 Three Eyes

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:17 AM

New Horizons

 

Sounds like a high school a cappella group.


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#69 The Macallan

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:59 PM

New Horizons just flew by Ultima Thule, as the distant hunk of rock has been named. I expect it will be unimpressive looking when photos are sent back to Earth at the speed of light...which will take about 6 hours. Nevertheless, I continue to be amazed by this mission and what we human beings can sometimes accomplish.


Happy 2019!

 

I'm happy to be living in an age where we can say that images of objects billions of miles away are unimpressive.

Not casting shade, man. I'm just excited at how far we've come with so little science budget!


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#71 The Macallan

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:20 PM

I'm happy to be living in an age where we can say that images of objects billions of miles away are unimpressive.

Not casting shade, man. I'm just excited at how far we've come with so little science budget!


I did say unimpressive looking, which is different than simply unimpressive... in my head anyway. I am impressed for sure.

But as a general comment, I think you’re right about the age we live in. This event got almost no media coverage, other than some afterthought articles. I thought the Pluto flyby should have been a much bigger deal. I don’t think that people appreciate exploration and science anymore. Shame.

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#72 The Macallan

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

Actually, it’s pretty fucking impressive

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#73 Slim

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:32 PM

I did say unimpressive looking, which is different than simply unimpressive... in my head anyway. I am impressed for sure.

But as a general comment, I think you’re right about the age we live in. This event got almost no media coverage, other than some afterthought articles. I thought the Pluto flyby should have been a much bigger deal. I don’t think that people appreciate exploration and science anymore. Shame.

 

I was quite pleased to see that the Chinese lander on the dark side of the Moon was the first item on the BBC news last night.



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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:30 AM

Actually, it’s pretty fucking impressive

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Dude those are just rice cakes on a black plate. Kubrick's up to his old tricks again.

 

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