Message From Pluto

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  1. Tracker

    Tracker Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    Well anything is possible, in the early 1980s, NASA during the Reagan administration actually gave some thought to cutting links to Voyager II BEFORE it got to Uranus (1986) and Neptune (1989).

    But I doubt it would come to that for New Horizons.

    IIRC Juno is supposed to reach Jupiter this year. There are other missions planned for Jupiter as well. And Mars gets its usual amount of attention.
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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  3. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    If any of you still have your 1st gen. Sony Playstations, you might want to dust them off and play some games on them. It used the same processor as New Horizons does.
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    Tracker Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    I have a Gameboy?
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  6. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Seriously though, as long as you have Zelda, your GameBoy's set ;)
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    Tracker Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    I'm more partial to the TNG game, the TOS game, and Paper Boy.
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    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Paper Boy?!

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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Paper Boy was a fun game, but I played the live action version.
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  10. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    About Pluto's red rains.
    Lots more at the link. And in case you're wondering

    [​IMG]
    Yes, the author/scientist is a hottie.
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  11. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Just stumbled across this
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    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    Lots more at the artist's amazing website:

    www.stevethomasart.com

    I think I'm redoing all the artwork in my "man cave" (!)
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Nerdworld.
    Pluto: A Land of Nightmares and Brave Souls

    [​IMG]

    Tombaugh Regio: Mountains of Explorers and Hills of Spacecraft
    [​IMG]

    West of the Heart: Depressions and Craters
    [​IMG]

    East of the Heart: Freckled Craters and Bulging Ridges
    [​IMG]

    The Far Side of Pluto: Odd Little Lines
    [​IMG]

    Below the Heart: A Last-Ditch Reach to Horror
    [​IMG]

    Charon: A World of Exploration
    [​IMG]

    Western Charon: Star Wars, Alien, and Doctor Who
    [​IMG]

    Central Charon: Firefly, Star Trek, and 2001
    [​IMG]

    :techman:
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Pluto may have a liquid ocean 62 miles deep under its surface.
    Or to put it another way, that's how high SpaceShipOne had to fly to win the X-Prize.
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Pluto might have clouds.
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    New Horizons has finished sending data.
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    Soma OMG WTF LOL STFU ROTFL!!!

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    Does NASA make this data available to the general public?
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Eventually. Some of the data is released to the public immediately and some of it is released to specific academic groups, before becoming public after a set period of time. All of it, save probably the technical details of the nuclear engine, will be available on the web for access by anyone in a few years.
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  21. Aurora

    Aurora Vincerò!

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    And where's liquid water there may be... you know.

    Just imagine. A comet, which there are plenty of out there, smashes into Pluto and brings some organic stuff with it. Now that would be a place to find life, wouldn't it. Forget Mars, forget the Jovian Moons, forget Titan, go look on fucking Pluto :lol:
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  22. Tuckerfan

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    Not anymore. :ramen:
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Finding any life, or the evidence of extinct life on any of the other planets in our solar system would change so much about what we know our believe we know. It could mean that the unverse is teeming with life. It could be entirely possible that almost any star can have a system with some type of life in it
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    ^"Life, uh, finds a way." :yes:
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    New Horizons takes a nap.
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    Sleep well, New Horizons. May you wake to face a new dawn.
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    And on that note:
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    New Horizons may get a two-fer on its next "stop."
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    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    I used to play that on C64. Oh, and spy hunter as well.