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Nearly 3 billion miles from Earth, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has spent approximately 2,000 days in hibernation since its January 2006 launch...

... and will need at least the next 3 weeks of updates to compile via apt-get dist-upgrade

Just saying...  ???

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Re: NASA's New Horizons will begin studying the strange world of Pluto
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2015, 03:47:23 PM »
i am so excited.  more excited than i've been for any other space mission.

next 6 months+ are gonna be exciting times... to finally get clear pictured of pluto and its (just?) 5 moons.

some day, we'll send out a probe to rendezvous with eris too.  :)  i bet it has undiscovered moons too.


i'm rather hoping for a nice clear shot showing the contrast between charon's dark grey, and pluto's reddish hues.

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Re: NASA's New Horizons will begin studying the strange world of Pluto
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 10:52:27 PM »
I am waiting for these as well.. it is finally time that Pluto got some love again
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Re: NASA's New Horizons will begin studying the strange world of Pluto
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2015, 12:36:29 AM »
+10 for Pluto
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Re: NASA's New Horizons will begin studying the strange world of Pluto
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 07:22:23 PM »
http://science.nasa.gov/missions/new-horizons/
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/?keywords=new-horizons
http://www.space.com/18377-new-horizons.html (latest news at the side)
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+10 for Pluto
hehe.  i like that,
since pluto's the tenth primary body in our system. 
(yes, the tenth.   10 pluto.  9 neptune.  8 oorrahnoos*.  7 saturn.  6 jupiter.  5 mars.  4 earth.  3 venus.  2 mercury.  1 sol.   hehe, see, i'm not crazy)
(*i'm spelling it more phonetically these days, tired of the old joke in the mispronunciation that many are starting to think is the correct pronunciation.)

ps, i wonder if there'll be stuff on http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
pps, mms shud b up there now too. http://mms.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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Re: NASA's New Horizons will begin studying the strange world of Pluto
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2015, 01:26:02 AM »
I am tired of talk that comes to nothing.
-- Chief Joseph

...the sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.
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Re: NASA's New Horizons will begin studying the strange world of Pluto
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2015, 09:43:39 AM »
@PackRat:  Who would have thought that Pluto being considered a distant ball of ice and rock, now has a lot more going on.  Very interesting, enjoyed the photos and info.  Maybe a rethink of Pluto being a dwarf planet is in order.

It is interesting that Pluto and Neptune trade places ever so often being the furtherest out from the Sun. (about every 230 years)

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