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  • New Pluto photo.. Majestic Mountains and Frozen Plains (Wow!)

    09/17/2015 5:26:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    John Hopkins ^ | 9/17/15
    Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured a near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto's horizon. The smooth expanse of the informally named Sputnik Planum (right) is flanked to the west (left) by rugged mountains up to 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) high, including the informally named Norgay Montes in the foreground and Hillary Montes on the skyline. The backlighting highlights more than a dozen layers of haze in Pluto's tenuous but distended atmosphere. The image...
  • Stunning Nightside Image Reveals Pluto’s Hazy Skies

    07/24/2015 12:41:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | 7/24/15
    July 24, 2015 Stunning Nightside Image Reveals Pluto’s Hazy Skies Pluto sends a breathtaking farewell to New Horizons. Backlit by the sun, Pluto’s atmosphere rings its silhouette like a luminous halo in this image taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft around midnight EDT on July 15. This global portrait of the atmosphere was captured when the spacecraft was about 1.25 million miles (2 million kilometers) from Pluto and shows structures as small as 12 miles across. The image, delivered to Earth on July 23, is displayed with north at the top of the frame. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI Speeding away from Pluto...
  • What to expect when you're expecting a flyby: Planning your July around New Horizons' Pluto Pics...

    07/03/2015 9:57:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    The Planetary Society ^ | June 24, 2015 | Emily Lakdawalla
    What to expect when you're expecting a flyby: Planning your July around New Horizons' Pluto Pictures (version 2) Posted By Emily Lakdawalla Wed Jun 24 2015 12:57:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Standard Time) Topics: New Horizons, Pluto, Charon, mission status New Horizons is getting close to Pluto. Pluto and Charon have enlarged from featureless dots into worlds. Pluto's surface clearly bears streaks and splotches, while Charon is beginning to show the first hints of discernible features. Excitement is building for flyby day, July 14!Key places to watch for New Horizons information: Twitter: @NASANewHorizons (official NASA feed) and @NewHorizons2015 (run by principal investigator...
  • Full Plutonian day (quick GIF, Pluto)

    07/02/2015 9:29:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    http://reddit.com/r/space/comments/3bvlz0/full_plutonian_day/ ^ | Unknown NASA copied by someone onto reddit
  • Experience Earth on 'Pluto Time' with this NASA tool

    06/13/2015 2:51:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    c|net ^ | 6/6/15 | Amanda Kooser
    Visit another world without ever leaving your yard. A NASA website gives you the time of day when light on Earth is the same as you would see on Pluto.You can't fly to Pluto. You will never have the opportunity to set foot on its inhospitable surface. It took NASA's New Horizons spacecraft over nine years just to get close. Don't let this deter you from experiencing a little bit of Pluto back here on Earth. NASA has unveiled a "Pluto Time" website that helps space fans replicate the light conditions on the dwarf planet from any location in the...
  • Anna Nicole Smith, The Investigation

    03/09/2007 8:53:08 PM PST · by mom4kittys · 20,470 replies · 254,993+ views
  • New Horizons Probe Approaching Jupiter Fly-By, Slingshot

    02/27/2007 9:40:09 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 15 replies · 475+ views
    Spacecraft Will Commit "Grand Theft Pluto"... And No One Will Be Able To Catch It By the time you read this, NASA's New Horizons probe will be swinging by Jupiter, on its way to a rendezvous with the almost-planet Pluto. The space agency says New Horizons will take advantage of its first interplanetary encounter -- gathering photos, data, and an extra 9000 miles per hour, courtesy of the largest planet in our solar system. New Horizons is already the fastest spacecraft ever to leave Earth, but it needs even more speed to catch Pluto, which is receding from the sun....
  • VS-24 Scouts Take S-3B Viking to New Horizons

    01/30/2006 3:45:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 475+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Jan 30, 2006 | Journalist 2nd Class Stephens Murphy
    USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, At sea (NNS) -- During their current deployment with USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, the “Scouts” of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 24 have taken the capabilities of the S-3B Viking to a new level. Since late October, in addition to performing their normal missions of conducting in-flight refueling for CVW-8 and surveillance operations for Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and maritime security operations (MSO), the Scouts have also been flying intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions in support of British-led coalition...