Monday, July 13, 2015

A Close Up Of A Far Away Neighbor

Pluto - taken by NASA's New Horizons probe
Photo Credit:  NASA/JHUAPL
Tomorrow is the next big space encounter of the year (the first being the dwarf planet Ceres mentioned here).  This time it will be a fast flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto.  I know there is a lot of arguing going on about is Pluto a planet or a dwarf planet.  I will not participate and simply accept the official designation.

If you want to follow the action, here's a link to the NASA/JHUAPL New Horizons site.  The closest approach will be 7:49AM ET Tuesday.

I'd watch live but I will likely be on my bike.  The heavens are often secondary to the more mundane earthly requirements.

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