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09/09/2014

The Countdown Is On!

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Another great Pluto website is up -

Countdown to Pluto Encounter!.

The website has a running countdown to New Horizons' arrival at Pluto, as well as Pluto-related links and news.

Click HERE, or on the new link on the right-hand sidebar ----->

09/01/2014

Pluto Photo of the Day

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:

Launch

(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

03/15/2014

New Pluto Blog Launched

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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!

03/13/2014

Happy Planet Pluto Day

Here's an article on Planet Pluto Day in Glen Ridge, NJ:

The Glen Ridge Voice

07/15/2013

IAU Ignores Public -
New Moons Named "Kerberos" & "Styx"

Proving once again that the "A" in IAU stands for another name for Uranus, the IAU rejected the public's choice of "Vulcan" and has named the two recently-discovered moons in the Plutonian System "Kerberos" (P4) and "Styx" (P5).

Read all about it in the SETI Institute's Press Release.

02/26/2013

And the winners are:
Vulcan and Cerberus

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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.

02/19/2013

Name the new moons!
Contest ends Monday!

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Click here to vote

07/11/2012

Make that 5!

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It's happened again. Less than a year after scientists discovered Planet Pluto's 4th moon, they have discovered a 5th.

Read all about it at:
ScientificAmerican.com

02/04/2012

A POSTAGE STAMP FOR NEW HORIZONS?
SIGN THE PETITION!

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There is a drive by Pluto supporters to have the U.S. Postal Service issue a postage stamp honoring the historic New Horizons mission to the planet Pluto, Sign the petition here.

Read more about it at
SkyAndTelescope.com

01/16/2012

PATSY TOMBAUGH - REST IN PEACE

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Sad news in from New Mexico - Patricia "Patsy" Edson Tombaugh, widow of Clyde Tombaugh - the man who discovered Planet Pluto - has died. She was 99.

Patsy was a strong and vocal advocate for the restoration of full planet status for Pluto.

Read more about it at MSNBC.COM.

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