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Went to a friends house to take some astro-photography. Big thunder storm came up and you know the rest. Comment?
The world continues to astonish me at nearly every turn. Not only do many science writers and bloggers immediately push the wrong buttons - "Proxima Centauri b is an earthlike planet!" - "The signal received by the Russians signals a probable alien detection!" - but much of the public is far behind the scientific curve. Comment?
Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission used state-of-the-art computer simulations to show that the surface of Pluto's informally named Sputnik Planum is covered with churning ice "cells" that are geologically young and turning over due to a process called convection. The scene above, which is about 250 miles across, uses data from the New Horizons Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera , gathered July 14, 2015. Comment?
New Horizons scientists used light curve data the variations in the brightness of light reflected from the object's surface to determine JR1's rotation period of 5.4 hours. Warming up for a possible extended mission as it speeds through deep space, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has now twice observed 1994 JR1, a 90-mile-wide Kuiper Belt object orbiting more than 3 billion miles from the Sun. Comment?
Boulder, Colorado - Make a Special Impact on Someone at Valentine's Day Today, space public engagement company Uwingu announced three space themed ways to celebrate Valentine's Day: Name a crater on Mars for family, friends, or loved ones on our Mars map! Each crater named receives a special Valentine's Day certificate. Send a yearlong gift subscription to family, friends, or loved ones to space image of the day service, a Valentine that keeps on giving! Said Uwingu's Ellen Butler, "Make a special impact on someone for Valentine's Day 2016 with one of these at www.uwingu.com !" Uwingu is a for-profit, public engagement space company based in Boulder, CO, led by senior planetary scientists and astronomers . Comment?
These latest pictures are part of a sequence taken near New Horizons' closest approach to Pluto, revealing features less than half the size of a city block on the diverse surface of the distant planet. Layered Craters and Icy Plains: Pluto's rugged, icy cratered plains include layering in the interior walls of many craters. Comment?
Pluto Explored! In 2006, NASA placed a 29-cent 1991 'Pluto: Not Yet Explored' stamp in the New Horizons spacecraft. In 2015 the spacecraft carried the stamp on its history-making mission to Pluto and beyond. Comment?
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