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post Jul 13 2015, 09:19 PM
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Found this in an Emily's tweet: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gFo4u_ADiw4


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post Jul 14 2015, 04:36 AM
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There are two obvious times to observe the tradition of eating peanuts for good luck during the moments of greatest peril. July 14 @ 7:05 am Eastern Time, the moment of closest approach, and July 14 @ 9:02 pm Eastern Time, the scheduled arrival of the “phone home” signal.

I’ll be observing the tradition at both times, just to be on the safe side. wink.gif
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post Jul 14 2015, 10:05 AM
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QUOTE (PDP8E @ Jul 12 2015, 11:24 PM) *
Ramblings...

When I was born there were no satellites in orbit...
...What will ever happen next?

I recall all that, too.

I remember being in a Chinese restaurant downtown a couple of days after the Mariner-4 flyby of Mars marveling at newspaper presentations of the new Mars images. These were 4x5 copies of the facsimile-grade digital images, printed on cheap newspaper rag with a coarse halftone. And this was wonderful and a state-of-the-art presentation of the data. And now we are watching it "Live" and twiddling our thumbs waiting for the Light-Time delay to deliver the images.

How times have changed.

And looking up Mariner-4 to jog my memory, I find that the flyby was done of July 14-15 1965, a half century ago. And downlink of the data and images of the flyby was concluded on August 3. Some things can't change...

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post Jul 14 2015, 01:52 PM
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Oh my, that didn't take long:

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post Jul 14 2015, 02:54 PM
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Going through the arrival celebration video, and this pic made me spit-take I was laughing so hard.

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post Jul 14 2015, 03:26 PM
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laugh.gif ...yeah, I caught that live. Cool that the janitor was wearing a NH T-shirt as well! smile.gif


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post Jul 14 2015, 03:49 PM
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Alan gave NH 2 chances out of 10.000 to hit a piece of debris... This guy is doing his best to lower the risk laugh.gif


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post Jul 14 2015, 05:00 PM
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I dont know how it is in other countries but here in France, each day of the year is dedicated to a Saint. I couldn't believe when I checked for tomorrow, July 15th, that the day will be dedicated to .... Donald!
Yes, rigth after Pluto.


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post Jul 14 2015, 05:10 PM
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So, I heard that the New Horizons trajectory will allow for a Pluto observation during solar occultation. Given the shape of the bright terrain seen in the flyby, would this be considered a "total eclipse of the heart"? biggrin.gif
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post Jul 14 2015, 07:37 PM
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First images interpretation: http://xkcd.com/1551/
I love the jpeg plumes...


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post Jul 14 2015, 07:38 PM
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QUOTE (OWW @ Jul 14 2015, 05:52 AM) *
Oh my, that didn't take long:


Well, thanks for that... laugh.gif

This cannot be unseen. From now on every time I'm look at Pluto, I am seeing Pluto!
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post Jul 14 2015, 08:30 PM
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xkcd does it again!!! laugh.gif


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post Jul 14 2015, 08:37 PM
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Plus a new 'What If?' that we're all hoping will be obsolete in a few hours:
http://what-if.xkcd.com/
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post Jul 15 2015, 02:50 AM
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This one's pretty cute smile.gif

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post Jul 15 2015, 04:07 AM
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Not mine, just found it linked on FB smile.gif

"Celebration" staring Alan Stern

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