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Re: New Horizons

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 16th October 2010, 11:17 pm

Half way there by time elapsed.

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Re: New Horizons

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 27th December 2010, 3:06 pm


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Re: New Horizons

Post by Lazarus on 7th January 2011, 8:44 pm

Hmmm maybe we should have one of these mission trackers for the Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres as well...
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Re: New Horizons

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 7th January 2011, 9:44 pm

Lazarus wrote:Hmmm maybe we should have one of these mission trackers for the Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres as well...
That has now been arranged.

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Re: New Horizons

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 18th March 2011, 11:52 am

New Horizons has crossed the orbit of Uranus.

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Re: New Horizons

Post by atomic7732 on 18th March 2011, 4:33 pm

w00t! Getting closer Smile

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Re: New Horizons

Post by Lazarus on 20th July 2011, 2:02 pm

Pluto has a fourth moon

Or maybe depending on how you view the system, the Pluto-Charon binary has a third circumbinary satellite...
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Re: New Horizons

Post by tommi59 on 21st July 2011, 5:11 am

And how extensive is the pluto atmosphere ! carbon monoxide,nitrogen really amazing
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Re: New Horizons

Post by exofever on 21st July 2011, 9:04 am

Lazarus wrote:Pluto has a fourth moon

Or maybe depending on how you view the system, the Pluto-Charon binary has a third circumbinary satellite...

I think its time Nix and Hydra are stripped of their moonhood.
They should just be regarded as the largest members of a ring around Pluto Smile

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Re: New Horizons

Post by Dnoces on 21st July 2011, 10:04 pm

That's an excellent point exofever, I just wish that we didn't have to wait until 2015 to know for sure. It's little things like this that reassure me that there's interesting stuff to be discovered in our solar system from Earth, without space probes.
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Re: New Horizons

Post by Lazarus on 22nd July 2011, 11:47 am

exofever wrote:I think its time Nix and Hydra are stripped of their moonhood.
They should just be regarded as the largest members of a ring around Pluto Smile
lol no
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Re: New Horizons

Post by Lazarus on 8th November 2011, 3:16 pm

Is the Pluto System Dangerous?

After the discovery of S/2011 (134340) 1, there are still questions of what else remains to be found there and whether it will be hazardous to New Horizons.
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Re: New Horizons

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 10th July 2012, 9:30 pm

If you blink, you'll miss it...

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Re: New Horizons

Post by Lazarus on 11th July 2012, 1:01 pm

NASA - Hubble Discovers a Fifth Moon Orbiting Pluto

Say hello to S/2012 (134340) 1, a.k.a. P5.
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Re: New Horizons

Post by Sedna on 11th July 2012, 2:11 pm

It's too bad that the NH's team don't plan to place the probe into orbit. Pluto seems to be a very interesting place. Sad

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Re: New Horizons

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 11th July 2012, 3:07 pm

It's getting crowded there....!

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Re: New Horizons

Post by tommi59 on 13th July 2012, 6:28 am

http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/article00460.html Another moon of pluto. How many will be there?


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Re: New Horizons

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 13th July 2012, 9:35 am

Merged threads.

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Re: New Horizons

Post by Sunchaser on 13th July 2012, 3:03 pm

Are we there yet?

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Re: New Horizons

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 18th June 2013, 12:54 pm

Looks like we're staying on the current trajectory since the dust danger has been determined to be less than feared.
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2013/06171215-new-horizons-shbot-not-needed.html


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Re: New Horizons

Post by Lazarus on 2nd July 2013, 2:19 pm

The moons have been named:

S/2011 (134340) 1 = Kerberos
S/2012 (134340) 1 = Styx

http://spaceref.com/pluto/names-selected-by-the-public-in-a-vote-for-new-pluto-moons-approved-by-the-iau.html
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Re: New Horizons

Post by ciceron on 6th December 2014, 5:30 pm

Almost there , and waking up Smile

Edit : It's Alive!!


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Re: New Horizons

Post by Lazarus on 9th July 2015, 6:34 pm

Not long now...
Images coming back from the approach are definitely interesting, what an odd-looking world.
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Re: New Horizons

Post by ciceron on 12th July 2015, 2:24 pm

Exciting. I wonder if the poligonal structure is an artifact of the processing or its an intriguing geological feature.

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Re: New Horizons

Post by Lazarus on 12th July 2015, 2:48 pm

Something like the "Chevron" (Inverness Corona) on Miranda maybe? Fingers crossed for no more glitches!
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