February 16, 2010

"If you were sitting in a spacecraft puttering around Pluto and looking out the window, this is what you'd see..."


Beautiful!

10 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Things are really bad when even the outer planet is operating as a pawn shop.

Pogo said...

Pluto is Saturn without makeup.

Elliott A said...

The labels will be Chinese

edutcher said...

If we need bronze, we know where to go.

Joe said...

I think it would be a bit more clear than that.

Joe said...

Never mind, I thought we were talking about the dog.

Methadras said...

Pluto quit the International Astronomical Society prematurely. Much debate ensued.

EDH said...

Speaking of Massachusetts and insanity, did you know that in Candlepin bowling you get to roll three balls per frame?

And you can play the deadwood!
(if it's not in the gutter)

Candlepin bowling, like Amy Bishop, coming to a town near you!

Cedarford said...

We have an speed-amped spacecraft speeding towards Pluto that will get there in 5 1/2 years and have a few hours to study it as it whizzes by on it's way to the Oort Cloud and out of the Solar System...

New Horizons.

What it will show is several hundred photos and more data than a team of 20 astronauts could collect over days, back in the 70s....
The photos will be a lot better than the Hubble shots, which show Pluto is bright-dark splotchy with frozen atmosphere...

Original Mike said...

Puttering around Pluto? But you think manned space flight is stupid.

I think you just wanted to say "puttering around Pluto".