January 02, 2019

Beating N.A.S.A. to the Punch

Scott Lowther has sifted through the preliminary data being made available to the public by the New Horizons mission and determined the true nature of Ultima Thule...

The visual evidence is indeed compelling .

"But the only way to be sure is to 
see if it tastes like chicken!"

Note that the reason the high-rez pictures are so long in coming is not just the fact that New Horizons is over 12 light hours away. It's that the distance between us and it, the limited power available and the small size of the probes dish mean that the data transmission rates from Kupierville make dial-up look fast. 

We may not see the best pictures until February, and all the data won't be in for about 20 months.

Obviously, we need to invest in some infrastructure improvements out there. 

Support Scott Lowther's awesome aerospace history work here & here.

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1 Brian Herbert wrote a short novel called Sudanna, Sudanna that was set on a small, peanut-shaped planetoid called "Ut". One sphere was almost twice as large as the other sphere.


Posted by: Ben at Wed Jan 2 14:48:23 2019 (osxtX)


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