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post Mar 13 2018, 10:12 PM
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The mission team (and the voting public) have chosen a (temporary?) name for dear little 2014 MU69.

Nickname for Ultimate Flyby Target

Announcement at the Mission Site
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post Jun 5 2018, 05:52 PM
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Hibernation has concluded. New Horizons is awake for the Ultima Thule encounter at the end of the year!

See: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-A...p?page=20180605


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post Jun 6 2018, 02:01 AM
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Fantastic status about New Horizons. Best of luck to the mission team on the upcoming encounter.
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post Jun 6 2018, 03:38 AM
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Good stuff.

Praying for a successful flyby! Six months to go!
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post Jun 6 2018, 11:55 AM
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QUOTE (dolphin @ Jun 6 2018, 04:38 AM) *
Good stuff.

Praying for a successful flyby! Six months to go!


Seven, but who's counting? :-)
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post Jun 7 2018, 04:26 AM
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QUOTE (Alan Stern @ Jun 5 2018, 06:52 PM) *
Hibernation has concluded... awake for the Ultima Thule encounter


You should get George RR Martin to record that as NASA's voicemail announcement...

- Hmm, on second thought, Jason Momoa or Emilia Clarke would be even better...
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