September 10, 2015

More Pluto!

One of the Brickmuppet's Crack Team of Science Babes brings us news from the edge of the solar system.

Actually, she's not at the edge of the solar system.
Come to think of it, Pluto isn't either, because there is still the Oort Cloud and Kupier Belt which extend for hundreds of AU before one gets to the Heliopause.

Anyway, our science corespondent reports that the experts are cataloging and naming the features on Pluto and Charon....

"Golly. I guess it makes sense that they'd've completely exhausted Edith Hamilton  as a source for names."


In any event, NASA has downloaded several high rez pictures from this summer's flyby of the object formerly known as the 9th planet and here are a couple...

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Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 08:02 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 That last picture... I don't care if they had to enhance the color on it, it's beautiful.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Sep 10 21:25:04 2015 (jGQR+)

2 For all of Seo's downsides, I can see the attraction she exerts on weak-minded men like Wakamatsu.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Fri Sep 11 08:15:56 2015 (RqRa5)

3 Shows how opinions vary. I can admire the technical prowess that made it possible to get that photo, but I sure as hell can't say it's "beautiful".

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Fri Sep 11 20:06:46 2015 (+rSRq)

4 Ducks see things via a different spectrum Steven.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri Sep 11 22:45:51 2015 (ohzj1)

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