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Lost in Space - NASA Arrives at Kuiper Belt


(Artist’s Illustration of New Horizon Arrival at Pluto)

 Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe and an all-new edition of ‘Lost in Space’. 1,783 more words


Which will have the better story? Pluto or Ceres?

Aloha – It is turning into a great year for NASA with deeper probes into the Solar System.  Two stories I’m following (and report on regularly in this blog) are the Dawn probe to Ceres (what are those flashing lights or reflections coming from the long deemed dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt/) and the New Horizon’s probe that has spent nine years moving toward what used to be our furthest planet, Pluto. 117 more words

Science Fiction

Pluto Encounter

Nine years of interplanetary space travel…

It will be a year of new experiences…



NASA Allowing Public To Name Features On Dwarf Planet Pluto

(CBS SF) — NASA has partnered with the International Astronomical Union to allow the public to nominate names for soon-to-be-discovered features on Pluto and its orbiting satellites. 243 more words


Kuiper Belt Objects Besides Pluto

Pluto is the most well known object in the Kuiper Belt. Pluto was discovered back in 1930, way before any of the other objects largely because it has moons. 204 more words


Small Bodies of the Solar System

The small bodies in the solar system include comets, asteroids, the objects in the Kuiper Belt and the Oort cloud, small planetary satellites, Triton, Pluto, Charon, and interplanetary dust. 505 more words