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Discussion in 'Science' started by Phido, May 14, 2015.

  1. Phido

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    That's no moon!




    :D
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Still find it staggering we can reach out that far. Amazing and exciting at the same time.
     
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    Indeed, just 30km wide. Is there a definition by size?

    What Is A Moon?

     
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    Hey if its round and orbiting, I would call it a moon!
     
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    8 Days out, and the Probe has restarted in Safe Mode.
    9 hour round trip for communications, hopefully they can get the sciencey stuff back up before it flies past, never to be seen again.
     
  8. Dropbear

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    Ok and we're near PLUTO *BLUESCREEN* and it's gone...
     
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    http://www.nasa.gov/nh/new-horizons-plans-july-7-return-to-normal-science-operations
     
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    And with 4.5 hours of input lag... it's a bitch to work out when to press F8 to bring up the startup menu and select normal.
     
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    Less than 5 hours to the fly by.

    It will be sometime tomorrow before we know if everything worked, and a month before all the hires stuff comes back.

    Still exciting to thinking ability to lob a probe within a few km from plutos surface from this distance.
     
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    Gooo science! I'm excited! :D
     
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    Only a few hours to go now.

    Surprised there isn't more interest in this, particularly on something like OCAU?
     
  16. Menthu_Rae

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    I've been checking this site every few hours:

    http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/Pluto-Encounter/index.php?page=1

    Still 2.5M km out last I checked. Hopefully the xx,000 km data comes back soon :D

    I read it's going to take like 1.5 years to send back all the data or something :confused: :weirdo:
     
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    watched the dashboard and livestream, what an amazing event takes a while to sink in that it really is the end of an era of exploration.

    The image released at 8am is stunning!
     
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    I don't see it quite that way, but I get what your saying..

    Cool pictures. I would have thought people would be totally over this. Oh well, there are no nerds anymore, only geeks who have hipster beards.

    Still very cool.
     
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    I know there is plenty more to come of course but it really feels like we have just set a big milestone in human history :)
     
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