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Published on Jul 24, 2015  This simulated flyover of two regions on Pluto, northwestern Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) and Hillary Montes (Hillary Mountains), was created from New Horizons close-approach images. Sputnik Planum has been informally named for Earth’s first artificial satellite, launched in 1957. Hillary Montes have been informally named for Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. The images were acquired by the Long Range…

Published on Jul 24, 2015 This simulated flyover of two regions on Pluto, northwestern Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) and Hillary Montes (Hillary Mountains), was created from New Horizons close-approach images. Sputnik Planum has been informally named for Earth’s first artificial satellite, launched in 1957. Hillary Montes have been informally named for Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. The images were acquired by the Long Range…

50 Years of Human Space Exploration. This is by far the coolest pin I will see tonight. So amazing as to how far the space exploration campaign(s) has come since we first step foot into the putter abyss!

50 Years of Human Space Exploration. This is by far the coolest pin I will see tonight. So amazing as to how far the space exploration campaign(s) has come since we first step foot into the putter abyss!

Ascension Earth ~ Fresh content posted throughout the day!  : NASA's New Horizons probe crosses Neptune's orbit ...

Ascension Earth ~ Fresh content posted throughout the day! : NASA's New Horizons probe crosses Neptune's orbit ...

New jaw-dropping Pluto photos were just released and we spoke with an expert who saw them before anyone else

New jaw-dropping Pluto photos were just released and we spoke with an expert who saw them before anyone else

Charon. Chasms larger than the Grand Canyon on Earth. By the way, Charon is the size of Texas. Photo 12.7.2015, 2,5 Mkm.

Charon. Chasms larger than the Grand Canyon on Earth. By the way, Charon is the size of Texas. Photo 12.7.2015, 2,5 Mkm.

Pluto backlit by the Sun. 15.7.2015. NH about 2 M km's from Pluto. Unexpectedly low surface pressure, 1/2 compared to previous measurements from Earth (or else we got it wrong before). Half of atm may have recently frozen onto the surface (P is going away from the sun, 248yr orbit closest point 1989). 2 radio dishes on Earth sent radio waves through P's atm to NH > bent (refracted) by atm gases > amount of bending = shift in frq of RWs > gas pressure only 1/100-thousandth of pressure on…

Pluto backlit by the Sun. 15.7.2015. NH about 2 M km's from Pluto. Unexpectedly low surface pressure, 1/2 compared to previous measurements from Earth (or else we got it wrong before). Half of atm may have recently frozen onto the surface (P is going away from the sun, 248yr orbit closest point 1989). 2 radio dishes on Earth sent radio waves through P's atm to NH > bent (refracted) by atm gases > amount of bending = shift in frq of RWs > gas pressure only 1/100-thousandth of pressure on…

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