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Pluto "Fans"

The recent fly-by of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft has reignited a debate that should have stayed buried forever. I’m not saying the IAU’s 2006 definition of planet wasn’t lacking, it’s just that this… 861 more words


Pluto amazes, should have its planet status reinstated! (Petition)

Ten days ago, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to a planet that we have known very little about. The planet is Pluto. I call it a planet because to me, that’s what it is. 341 more words


NASA mission brings Pluto into sharp focus – but it's still not a planet

David Rothery, The Open University

The new pictures that NASA’s New Horizons probe has begun to beam back have revealed Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in ever greater detail from what is the first ever spacecraft fly-by. 851 more words


Ali`i Nui Mō`ī Edmund K. Silva, Jr., 6-30-15… “King's Letter to IAU Secretary General Montmerle”

Statement from Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin:
The Internation Astronomical Union is holding their annual meeting in Hawai’i in August. The King sent an educational letter to the Secretary General of the Union in hopes he will use his good offices to convince the TMT that moving is the best option. 46 more words

2015 World Trail Running Championships: my first DNF

Hey there! If reading isn’t your thing, cut to the chase and check out my photo journal from Worlds. Otherwise, only read this if you’re interested in making a national team, interested in what it’s like to have a bad day running for that national team, or, in the case that I paid you to be my friend in miles, of course. 1,665 more words

Light: Beyond the Bulb | Exhibiting Light Around the World

Light: Beyond the Bulb is an international open-access exhibition program for the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015). The goal of this project is to showcase a variety of light-based topics stretching across the electromagnetic spectrum as well as scientific disciplines.   601 more words