13 July 2015

Stronomy Buffs

. . . will want to check out the news in the morning (late morning on East Coast) on Tuesday, July 14, to see the first ever flyby images of Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft. Now that unmanned robots have made close flybys of all the canonical nine planets (even though Pluto is now officially downgraded to "minor planet"), we won't likely see anything quite like this in our lifetimes. (Although, of course, there are other minor planets out in the Kuiper region; including at least two larger than Pluto).

♦ David Studhalter

1 comment:

  1. Just an FYI, the flyby happens in the morning on the East Coast, but no data is sent until around 4PM EST and it takes about 4.5 hours for the data to get to us, so we will see images around 9PM EST on the 14th if all goes well.


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