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New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« on: November 19, 2014, 03:26:26 AM »
NASA Pluto Probe to Wake From Hibernation Next Month

NASA's New Horizons probe is about to wake up from a long slumber and get ready for its highly anticipated Pluto flyby next summer. New Horizons is scheduled to emerge from a 99-day hibernation on Dec. 6, then gear up for a six-month Pluto encounter that peaks with the first-ever close flyby of the mysterious dwarf planet on July 14, 2015...

The Pluto encounter technically begins on Jan. 15, 2015. Over the next six months, the spacecraft will use seven different science instruments to study the geology and topography of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, map the two objects' surface compositions and temperatures, study Pluto's atmosphere and search for undiscovered moons and rings in the dwarf planet system, among other things, team members said...

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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 11:54:47 AM »
10 weeks before July 14, 2015 is when New Horizons pictures will be as good as the best pictures from earth.  From that point onward, it will really get interesting.  Here is a timeline:  http://lh4.ggpht.com/-421Ju4wn0cw/Ub58PcKQ0DI/AAAAAAAAFpo/DmgOOLJTQx4/s1600-h/NH%252520pluto_geometry_large2%25255B4%25255D.jpg
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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 12:27:54 PM »
10 weeks before July 14, 2015 is when New Horizons pictures will be as good as the best pictures from earth.  From that point onward, it will really get interesting.  Here is a timeline:  http://lh4.ggpht.com/-421Ju4wn0cw/Ub58PcKQ0DI/AAAAAAAAFpo/DmgOOLJTQx4/s1600-h/NH%252520pluto_geometry_large2%25255B4%25255D.jpg

Wouldn't it be amazing if they found a continent-sized spider nesting on the dwarf planet?
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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2014, 12:33:43 PM »
I was expecting dwarves. I am disappointed.
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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 12:37:01 PM »
10 weeks before July 14, 2015 is when New Horizons pictures will be as good as the best pictures from earth.  From that point onward, it will really get interesting.  Here is a timeline:  http://lh4.ggpht.com/-421Ju4wn0cw/Ub58PcKQ0DI/AAAAAAAAFpo/DmgOOLJTQx4/s1600-h/NH%252520pluto_geometry_large2%25255B4%25255D.jpg

Wouldn't it be amazing if they found a continent-sized spider nesting on the dwarf planet?
It would really get interesting if they found Jimmy Hoffa.  That would certainly make the news. ;) :P

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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 04:57:37 PM »
I was expecting dwarves. I am disappointed.

Maybe we can name one of the possible new moons Snow White,  that'll make you happy.
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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 10:53:12 PM »
I was expecting dwarves. I am disappointed.

I kinda thought it would be about the new Hobbit movie.
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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2014, 10:59:11 PM »
I was expecting dwarves. I am disappointed.

I kinda thought it would be about the new Hobbit movie.

Ditto.  Well anyway, I'd like to see a picture of one of the cryovolcanoes that are supposed to be on Charon.
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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2014, 11:40:34 PM »
I was expecting dwarves. I am disappointed.

I kinda thought it would be about the new Hobbit movie.
Hobbit.  That would be a good name for a moon.  If no more moons are discovered, at least a planetary probe.

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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2014, 12:03:21 AM »
I was expecting dwarves. I am disappointed.

I kinda thought it would be about the new Hobbit movie.

Ditto.  Well anyway, I'd like to see a picture of one of the cryovolcanoes that are supposed to be on Charon.

All the way from 2010, here you go:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/15/titan_ice_volcano/
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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2014, 12:21:34 AM »
I was expecting dwarves. I am disappointed.

I kinda thought it would be about the new Hobbit movie.

Ditto.

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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2014, 05:24:31 PM »


"...be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."

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I was wondering if a goat is harmless enough :-\
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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2014, 05:41:47 AM »
I want dwarves! and not the fake hobbit dwarves who arn't fat enough and are too tall! and no  beards!

basically, take an orthodox bishop, reduce height by half or so, but do not decrease weight, maybe add a few pounds. Then you have what a dwarf should look like!
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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2014, 06:21:31 AM »
I want dwarves! and not the fake hobbit dwarves who arn't fat enough and are too tall! and no  beards!

basically, take an orthodox bishop, reduce height by half or so, but do not decrease weight, maybe add a few pounds. Then you have what a dwarf should look like!



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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 12:59:09 AM »
The New Horizons probe is now just under 100,000,000 miles from Pluto.

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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2015, 10:13:26 AM »
I want dwarves! and not the fake hobbit dwarves who arn't fat enough and are too tall! and no  beards!

basically, take an orthodox bishop, reduce height by half or so, but do not decrease weight, maybe add a few pounds. Then you have what a dwarf should look like!



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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2015, 05:55:04 PM »
The New Horizons probe is now 93,000,000 miles (1 AU) away from Pluto.  That is the average distance of the Earth from the Sun.  I can't wait until July.

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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
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First Pluto-Charon Color Image from New Horizons

This image of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, was taken by the Ralph color imager aboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on April 9 and downlinked to Earth the following day. It is the first color image ever made of the Pluto system by a spacecraft on approach. The image is a preliminary reconstruction, which will be refined later by the New Horizons science team. Clearly visible are both Pluto and the Texas-sized Charon. The image was made from a distance of about 71 million miles...



From the comments on the NASA Facebook page: "What if we get there and that's all they are, fuzzy blobs?"

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Re: New Horizons for the King of the Dwarfs
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 03:56:11 PM »
The New Horizons probe is still taking blurry pictures of Pluto, but it is getting there.  Things should start to get interesting late June:  http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/