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Closer and closer to Pluto

The New Horizons spaceprobe is now about 10 million km from Pluto, and zooming closer every day. A worrying glitch with communications has now been solved… 30 more words

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New pics of Pluto - 7 July

Caption from NASA:

These are the most recent high-resolution views of Pluto sent by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, including one showing the four mysterious dark spots on Pluto that have captured the imagination of the world. 222 more words

New Horizons

Happy Aphelion Day!

I ran out of time yesterday, and had to fix a computer issue before I went to work, so this post is way late.

Today the earth is at its furthest from the sun, an event that always happens in early July, which throws some people off because they have the mistaken belief we’re hotter because we’re closer. 645 more words

Aphelion

Mission to Pluto on track despite spacecraft anomaly; new images released

TORONTO – After NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft went into safe mode on July 4, the space agency said that they expect normal operations to resume on Tuesday. 391 more words

Science

Glitch Briefly Shuts Down NASA's Pluto-Bound New Horizons Probe

(CBS SF) — NASA’s New Horizon remains on track for it’s historic flyby of Pluto next week after recovering from a subtle timing glitch that knocked the probe out of contact with Earth on Saturday. 177 more words

News

New Horizon or distant horizon

Looking back at just the previous year in space exploration and news, it is amazing how far we have come. In the past year we have landed a probe on a comet and now we are about to get the first look at Pluto, a planet that everybody knows exists but has thus far been nothing more than a distant planet with unknown features and geology (and I don’t care who disagrees with me, Pluto is still a planet in my mind). 136 more words

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