Great News. As we get closer to New Horizons' rendezvous with Pluto and the Plutonian System, our favorite planet is growing a larger web presence. The newest arrival is the Pluto Photo of the Day page. We've added a link to the right-hand sidebar ---->
Here's a sample:
(PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA)
New Horizons was launched on 19 January 2006 from Cape Canaveral, FL. Launched directly into an Earth-and-solar-escape trajectory with an Earth-relative speed of about 16.26 km/s (58,536 km/h; 36,373 mph), it set the record for the fastest human-made object to leave Earth
Amanda Zangari, a Postdoctoral Researcher who’s been working with NASA’s New Horizons Mission since July of last year, has launched a new Blog on Tumblr called "Postcards from Pluto".
Amanda says she started the project to share what it’s like to be a scientist on New Horizons, and explain some of the day to day workings of what they do. She says she plans to give short updates about once a week through encounter (July, 2015), hence the “Postcards” title.
So far, she's off to a great start!
The voting is over and the results are in - internet voters have chosen Vulcan and Cerberus as the names for P4 & P5. Of course, the actual choice is up to the knuckleheads at the IAU, so we'll see...
A final decision is expected within a couple of months.
Read all about it at:
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