Tag Archives: New Horizons

Pluto Takes the World by the Heart

Images Credit & Copyright: NASA/Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab (JHUAPL)/ New Horizons Spacecraft. What a week it’s been as New Horizons finally makes its Pluto flyby after traveling almost ten years and more than three billion miles to get … Continue reading

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Pluto in Our Sights

Images Credit & Copyright: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute. It’s been nearly ten years and more than three billion miles since New Horizons launched on January 19, 2006 on an ULA Atlas V-551 rocket from Cape Canaveral. … Continue reading

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Space Junk; JULY 2015

Photo Credit & Copyright: My attempt at imaging the 2,159 mile wide low albedo rock 240,000 miles away that’s lit by the nearly million mile wide fusion reactor 93 million miles away in the other direction. Below I have listed most … Continue reading

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New Horizons Tests its Eyes

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute Not only is this one of my favorite images of the solar system but the facts surrounding it make is a pretty appropriate post for the day.  First … Continue reading

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NASA’S NEW HORIZONS MISSION SET TO BEGIN

Illustration Credit & Copyright: NASA/JHUAPL. CLICK illustration for larger view and look below for information and related links including where you can find New Horizons current location and will be able to locate mission images.   New Horizons Nears Its … Continue reading

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AS PLUTO’S NEWLY DISCOVERED MOONS RECEIVE NAMES – HERE’S A HISTORY LESSON ON THEIR DARK PAST.

AS PLUTO’S NEWLY DISCOVERED MOONS RECEIVE NAMES – HERE’S A HISTORY LESSON ON THEIR DARK PAST. Photo By: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (Links below). The 2 newly discovered satellites of Pluto dubbed P4 (Discovered in 2011) and P5 (Discovered in … Continue reading

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