View Full Version : 3 Billion Miles Away - First Close-up Picture!

Brian Kent
07-14-2015, 11:17 AM
3 Billion Miles Away - First Close-up Picture!

Don Orr
07-14-2015, 11:25 AM
Bahdum bumm, pssshhh. Cute!

Mel Fulks
07-14-2015, 11:29 AM
Brian,you have just made what I feared ...a certainty. We will be paying higher taxes to settle a copy right infringement suit brought by Disney. But, with good behavior, I doubt you will be "away" more than five years.

Brian Kent
07-14-2015, 11:45 AM

Jim Becker
07-14-2015, 11:56 AM
George Takei noticed the same thing...

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11202847_1308548119174638_1514595897182161735_n.jp g?oh=800929d3975285a66240dc8b4572a24e&oe=56262EED

Brian Kent
07-14-2015, 12:18 PM
That is wonderful!

I promise, I will not charge Disney for the free advertising.

Pat Barry
07-14-2015, 1:08 PM
Its kinda sad that its been declassified as a planet. If that had happened earlier the mission would've been scrubbed

Ken Fitzgerald
07-14-2015, 1:38 PM
Some of the ashes of the guy who discovered it are on the ship photographing it.

Mel Fulks
07-14-2015, 6:01 PM
Heard a discussion about Pluto classification on NPR. Seems to depend on what type of scientist,there are two camps. But I bet that if I discuss it with a scientist on the opposite side of my view...his chief argument will be ..."I'M a scientist"

Justin Ludwig
07-15-2015, 8:03 AM
An article/interview on TED involving one of the lead scientists is saying that Pluto will no longer be classified as a dwarf planet, but now will be a "double planet" as Pluto and its moon Charon are jointly orbiting a point in space. Cool stuff.

Here's the article: http://ideas.ted.com/pluto-really-is-a-planet-probably-the-meaning-of-the-first-close-up-photos/