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Pluto pics below from New Horizons show the planet rotating and showing surface structure.

Possibly a polar cap? It has a known atmosphere. Does it have weather?

Standard science says that weather is caused by solar light input, but at where Pluto is in our solar system??

Should be very interesting to follow this puppy...


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"Since April, deconvolved images from New Horizons have allowed the science team to identify a wide variety of broad surface markings across Pluto, including the bright area at one pole that scientists believe is a polar cap."

“Even though the latest images were made from more than 30 million miles away, they show an increasingly complex surface with clear evidence of discrete equatorial bright and dark regions—some that may also have variations in brightness,” says New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado. “We can also see that every face of Pluto is different and that Pluto’s northern hemisphere displays substantial dark terrains, though both Pluto’s darkest and its brightest known terrain units are just south of, or on, its equator. Why this is so is an emerging puzzle.”

[link to www.nasa.gov]

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Pluto's odd shape due to deconvolved image.


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It's all fake...

There is no distance between the planets.

Distance between the sun and all planets is 1 day.

When you figure that out, you will know that they lied to you last 50+ years.
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It's all fake...

There is no distance between the planets.

Distance between the sun and all planets is 1 day.

When you figure that out, you will know that they lied to you last 50+ years.
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wtf 10


waitwhat
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“Even though the latest images were made from more than 30 million miles away, they show an increasingly complex surface with clear evidence of discrete equatorial bright and dark regions—some that may also have variations in brightness,” says New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado. “We can also see that every face of Pluto is different and that Pluto’s northern hemisphere displays substantial dark terrains, though both Pluto’s darkest and its brightest known terrain units are just south of, or on, its equator. Why this is so is an emerging puzzle.”

[link to www.nasa.gov]
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Are they seeing Pluto's weather??
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It's all fake...

There is no distance between the planets.

Distance between the sun and all planets is 1 day.

When you figure that out, you will know that they lied to you last 50+ years.
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wtf 10


waitwhat
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CURVED SPACE TIME!

CURVED =/ FLAT

You have been fooled for decades.
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I hope they strapped a good camera to that probe. Better not stay low res b&w thumbnails.
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I hope they strapped a good camera to that probe. Better not stay low res b&w thumbnails.
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“Even though the latest images were made from more than 30 million miles away, they show an increasingly complex surface with clear evidence of discrete equatorial bright and dark regions—some that may also have variations in brightness,” says New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado. “We can also see that every face of Pluto is different and that Pluto’s northern hemisphere displays substantial dark terrains, though both Pluto’s darkest and its brightest known terrain units are just south of, or on, its equator. Why this is so is an emerging puzzle.”

[link to www.nasa.gov]
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We're talking 30 million mile images now and they are able to see surface structures and clear evidence of discrete equitorial region light and dark areas.

So regardless of res, in a month if these areas turn out to be weather related somebody is going to have some 'splainin to do.

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Here's a site to bookmark/follow Pluto raw images plus news and mutimedia extras. Not much to see at this distance, but mid-July should be awesome. Less than 35M km and closing.

[link to pluto.jhuapl.edu]

(Images credited to NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)

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[link to www.planetary.org]

June 22.. Processed images of Pluto and Charon
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"NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has spotted a strange dark patch at the pole of Pluto's big moon Charon, further whetting researchers' appetites ahead of the probe's epic flyby of the dwarf planet system next month."

"New Horizons has also detected a rich diversity of terrain types in Pluto's "close approach hemisphere" — the side of the planet New Horizons will zoom past at a distance of just 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) on July 14. The newly resolved features, which New Horizons captured in images taken from May 29 through June 19, are visible in a Pluto-Charon video NASA released today."

"This system is just amazing. The science team is just ecstatic with what we see on Pluto’s close approach hemisphere: Every terrain type we see on the planet — including both the brightest and darkest surface areas — are represented there. It’s a wonderland!" New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, said in a statement. "And about Charon — wow — I don’t think anyone expected Charon to reveal a mystery like dark terrains at its pole. Who ordered that?"


[link to m.space.com]
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Love the Pink Floyd soundtrack..lol..so YouTube!

Pluto_Charon video:
[link to m.space.com]
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While we wait on better pictures of Pluto, instead of a month full of animation (only a few weeks out now), here is Mercury, much more studied and still photographed.




It is interesting to note that a comet specialist named Hal Weaver is one of the chief specialists on the New Horizons misson to the dwarf planet Pluto. One man in particular believes that Pluto is exhibiting comet-like activity, hence Mr Weaver's involvement. This would make Pluto at its distance from the sun just another 'mysterious' body in our solar system.

Two more weeks for the Pluto pics...yippie!
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"Recent images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal four mysterious dark spots that appear to be evenly spaced along Pluto's equator."

"Each of the spots is about 300 miles in diameter and has a surface area similar in size to the state of Mississippi, NASA scientists report."

"It's a real puzzle -- we don't know what the spots are, and we can't wait to find out," said New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colo., in a statement."

"On July 14 the spacecraft will make its closest approach to the dwarf planet, flying within 7,700 miles of the surface."

"From that distance, New Horizons will be able to determine what Pluto made of, create temperature maps of its multicolored surface and look for auroras in its thin atmosphere."

more at --> [link to www.latimes.com]

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Pluto Probe Suffers Glitch 10 Days Before Epic Flyby

[link to www.space.com]

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waitwhat

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Things seem to be getting back to normal as normal goes.

Latest pics of Pluto - before safe mode event.

[link to www.nasa.gov]

I cannot wait to see next weeks images...

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along time ago many years 3-5? maybe more im not sure, i had a dream about pluto and there was something behind it like peeking around its sides i had an impression it was headed towards us or had something to do with us.
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along time ago many years 3-5? maybe more im not sure, i had a dream about pluto and there was something behind it like peeking around its sides i had an impression it was headed towards us or had something to do with us.
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Don't want to derail my own thread..lol

If Pluto were stationary and in the same region that sundiving comets seem to come from..yeah, I'd agree somewhat, but ..

I did hear something interesting today though. Seems there's a lot of talk about something coming this way in late summer/early fall.

As this report goes, there was the Hopi's right who tell of the blue and red star kachinas. Many think these are dwarfs or planets or comets. Some think that the blue star might have been ISON or Siding Springs, but they seem too small for the legend - but Hale-Bopp might fit the description and the Hopi say the red star is something like 10-15 years behind the blue one...

BUT this will remain a Pluto thread - damnit! For now nothing is coming!

chuckle
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New Horizons to Resume Science Observations Tomorrow

Science activities will resume on July 7 at 9:45 PT / 12:45 ET / 16:45 UT, Earth received time (so, about 12:15 UT, spacecraft event time).

30 planned science observations were lost between July 3 and 7, none of them required for the top-level science goals of the mission.

The anomaly is no reason to doubt that New Horizons will perform its encounter science as planned.


[link to www.planetary.org]

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Animation of New Horizon's 4 hour fly-by of Pluto in 8 days.

[link to twitter.com (secure)]
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I think Pluto has a huge white heart.. check it out.

[link to pluto.jhuapl.edu]

Looking like dark clouds around the equator. (Weather??)
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Thx a mill Burke!!! cant wait...
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I think Pluto has a huge white heart.. check it out.

[link to pluto.jhuapl.edu]

Looking like dark clouds around the equator. (Weather??)
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And who brought it to you first...?

[link to phys.org]
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:I Luv Pluto:
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Did you see the latest National Geographic? Cover is *Destination Pluto* - Pluto at Last. woohoo

July 14th New Horizons will be only 8,000 miles away.

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New Horizons' difficulty is getting all that information back to Earth. The distance to Pluto is vast - more than 4.5 billion km - and this makes for very low bit rates.

It will take 16 months to send back all the science acquired over the coming days.



[link to www.bbc.com]
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I already know the thinking polar filter as suit.
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New Horizons' difficulty is getting all that information back to Earth. The distance to Pluto is vast - more than 4.5 billion km - and this makes for very low bit rates.

It will take 16 months to send back all the science acquired over the coming days.



[link to www.bbc.com]
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Yeah the science packets may take awhile, plus they will hold/review some of that data anyway before releasing any of it, but the pictures will come quickly...

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Did you see the latest National Geographic? Cover is *Destination Pluto* - Pluto at Last. woohoo

July 14th New Horizons will be only 8,000 miles away.

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Saw that in the check-out at Sprouts... can't wait till Monday, Tue, Wed pics!!





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