On the way to Pluto at last!

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Hey, a Stuckey's!!! Can we stop?
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Heard the first bit of audio from the CD that is coming out 2015-08-14, to coincide with Closest Approach.
Maybe the CD should be titled Closest Approach. Nah. Anyhow, the orchestra sounds good.
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Sleeping beauty awakens!

A signal is coming in from it.

Meanwhile, my record company has started their phase of the job...
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HONK motherfuckers, HONK!
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it's a fucking rock. I shan't honk.
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It is certainly fucking Uranus, but that is not the point.

You are a honky. You will HONK!

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HONK!

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We were supposed to start getting pictures already. Word on the street is that there's nothing to see yet—it's just a dot, but the autonomous navigation system is using the dot for course corrections.
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http://www.cnet.com/news/new-horizons-r ... -of-pluto/

A few dots. Charon is also visible.
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Indeed. :) HONK!
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Pluto and Charon orbiting each other, shot by NH a couple weeks ago and downlinked to Earth some time since then.
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Ain't science grand?

Oh, and HONK!
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NASA expect to have pictures better than Hubble's by the end of this month
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Hubble, Bubble, who gives a HONK?
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Mission/Where-i ... /index.php
(NASA sports graphics like something out of the 70es…)
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Don't we now know enough about the solar system, all its moons and asteroids, plutoids, Abdul's anuses and the rest to have concluded that there's fuck all out there of any value to humanity?
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Maybe.
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You may diminish the importance of Uranus. . . .

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There's an AMA on reddit with the guy who killed Pluto. Let's all go there and give him what for! :x

http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comment ... planetary/
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Doctor X wrote:You may diminish the importance of Uranus. . . .

--J.D.
Seriously, when I was a very wee camel, my mother made my brother and me watch the first moon landing, (I was four years old), and told us we must remember this because it was so important. I complied, and it's one of the few memories of early childhood that remain in my aging noggin. It also inspired a great interest in space exploration and love of science fiction.

The love of science fiction has not faded but my interest in space exploration has gradually faded to almost zero.

"Yeah, yeah, you found another rock, well done guys. ZZZZZ"

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When I was that age, I thought we were all going to space really soon. So I worried about things that depend on gravity to function, like cars, and cups, and grand pianos.

Later, I got nauseous from riding an airplane through turbulence. It dawned on me that space would be like that. :Green: :BlowChunks: :oldman:
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Hmmm. Now you've got me wondering if harmonicas would work in zero gravity.
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asthmatic camel wrote:Hmmm. Now you've got me wondering if harmonicas would work in zero gravity.
Only when you're not retching
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That could give an interesting variation on "throat vibrato". :)
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When we were discussing Uranus?

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Sicko.

I was wondering if it would be possible to eject a multicoloured yawn through all ten holes of a diatonic harmonica at the same time.

On second thoughts, perhaps it's me who's the sicko.
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For your entertainment, I took these pics at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry. They really do have a large model Enterprise hanging from the ceiling in the aircraft hall. :)

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That's a big bucket of Science being mixed up with a bunch of science fiction. It is a museum of science, right?
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Heh. It's actually a fantastic museum, trains, planes, automobiles, all sorts of industrial machinery including rebuilt, working steam engines, a mock up of Roman sewer works and much, much more. It does incorporate the very special Mancunian sense of humour.

Here's a few more for you.

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And some Abdul porn. :)

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Another photo has been released. It has about twice the resolution of the photo from a month ago. Pluto definitely has features.
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DrMatt wrote:Another photo has been released. It has about twice the resolution of the photo from a month ago. Pluto definitely has features.
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Witness wrote:
DrMatt wrote:Another photo has been released. It has about twice the resolution of the photo from a month ago. Pluto definitely has features.
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Not very round, is it? Looking more like an unfinished Death Star.

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HONK!

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So you're saying the Maltese Falcon is a planet.
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Bruce wrote:
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DrMatt wrote:Another photo has been released. It has about twice the resolution of the photo from a month ago. Pluto definitely has features.
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Not very round, is it? Looking more like an unfinished Death Star.

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See, they were right when they said "That's no planet!"
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honk