Message From Pluto

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  1. Dayton3

    Dayton3 Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    I could never get far enough in Paperboy where you got a chance to bean a burglar breaking into a home with a thrown paper.

    The dogs were often the bane of my existence.
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  2. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    New pics!
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    These false-color images of two Kuiper Belt objects, 2012 HZ84 (left) and 2012 HE85 (right), helped give New Horizons’ LORRI instrument the title of farthest-out working camera. (NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI Photo)
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  3. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Nick name for New Horizons next target.
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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  6. Dayton3

    Dayton3 Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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  7. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Scientists think that they've finally figured out how those weird ice structures on Pluto were made.
    Cool pics at the link.

    New Horizons has its encounter with Ultima Thule at the end of the month.
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  8. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    For some reason I associate Ultima Thule with a princess in an Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp SF novel. I'm wrong, but it still lingers...
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    You thinking of Thuvia?

    Either way, this is going to be a huge moment for science, getting a look at a Kuiper belt object up close.
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    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Not anymore!
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  11. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Beat you to that joke by 2 years to the day.

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    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Ok, that's funny.
  13. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    I'm surprised and impressed that we can spot something twenty miles across at the distance of six light hours.
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