July 10, 2015

The Mi-Go Are Happy to See Us?

One of the Bwikmuppet's Quack Team of Science Babes helps us interpret the most recent data from Yuggoth Pluto.

" .... . -. .-. -.-- / .- -.- . .-.. . -.-- / .-- .- -. - ... / --- ..- -  "

The data also includes the first fairly clear pictures  of the planetoid. It does look like the atmosphere might indeed share some commonality with that of Titan (Tholin rain). It's really cool that they're getting pictures like this 6 days out (quite an accomplishment given how little light there is out there). Of course, the probe will be out of contact during the flyby and we won't know if the mission is a success for a couple of days. 

As to the pattern-spotting, it's unclear if the formation in what appears to be the southeastern quadrant* is a cloud or a surface feature. The Telegraph says it looks like a valentine, but here at Brickmuppet Blog we also can make out an anglerfish or perhaps, Hem Dazon

 *Compared to most other planets, Pluto is a bit off kilter anyway and, in any event,  New Horizons is coming at it from an odd angle so it's probably not really the southeast.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:32 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 When out by Pluto, one should probably whisper...

Posted by: Wonderduck at Fri Jul 10 19:06:23 2015 (jGQR+)

2 When out by Pluto, one should probably spend a lot of time shivering...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Fri Jul 10 22:18:20 2015 (+rSRq)

3 In a way, Steven, you're exactly right.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Sat Jul 11 10:19:31 2015 (jGQR+)

4 (Notice I didn't say why you were shivering.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sat Jul 11 16:27:03 2015 (+rSRq)

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