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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    I give you Pluto, enjoy

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    New Horizons is supposed to call home in about 30 minutes. :pop:
     
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    I'm not looking at any images of Pluto until they promote it to a planet again.
     
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    A thing of beauty. And to think the sunlight reaching the surface is about 1/2500th per square meter of that reaching the surface of Earth's moon. Must be like photographing a landscape a couple hours after sundown.
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    Dammit, if only Carl Sagan were still alive. :( He'd have something big and thought-inspiring to say about this.
     
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    You need a healthy serving of Neil deGrasse Tyson, he'll set you straight on why it's better the be the largest Kuiper Belt Object than the smallest planet.
     
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    And yet it reflects enough sunlight to be seen in a telescope.

    By the way, New Horizons phoned home right on time. It'll be a while before we have the new images.
     
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    Alice Bowman:
    APL’s First Female MOM (Mission Operations Manager)

     
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    Awesome
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    [not my joke]
     
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    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    VADER: "Commander, I was told you'd double your men to make this station operational. What is the meaning of this!?"

    COMMANDER JERJERROD: "Uh..." *gulp* "We kind of lost it for thirty years but-" *ackackgaspgaspchoke*

    VADER: *dropping Jerjerrod* Your failure is noted, Commander.
     
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    So awe-inspiring!
    The more we know just shows how much we don't know.
     
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    Pretty! Reminds me of the moon.
     
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    Fun fact, Pluto is smaller than the Moon.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's wrinkled like elephant skin:
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    The gallery
     
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    Apparently those wrinkles are ~11,000 foot (3,350 meters) high mountains.

    http://www.whatsupthespaceplace.com/2015/07/pluto-flyby-1st-images-wow-oh-wow.html
     
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