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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2019 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2019 edited
     
    Posted By: Angushttp://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20190102

    Stunning. Just being able to point a camera in the right direction at the right time is mind boggling.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2019
     
    Cool! Ultima Thule is a very far out snowman man ...
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2019
     
    I wondered if the two (approximately) spherical parts are stuck together with frozen material or are actually rock throughout.

    Eh, maybe it's just primordial bits of Frosty the Snowman.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2019 edited
     
    Where will the carrot come from?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2019
     
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    The far side of the moon you say .
    Just remember that they have always bee orientaly challenged.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2019
     
    Col. McCauley landed on the far side of the moon in 1960. He discovered that radio reception of earth-origin transmissions really sucks there.
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    And that's why nobody ever heard from him since?

    It would be a great place to put a SETI-dedicated radio telescope. If the alien watchers will let us put a small base there....
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2019
     
    No, he went on to orbit Mars and return--even landed on Phobos.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2019
     
    Success for Chang'e.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2019
     
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    No need to look further -- it's at the bottom of my recyclables bin.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2019
     
    Posted By: AngusSuccessfor Chang'e.


    It's not as if the far side of Luna is unknown--didn't the US conduct extensive selenodesy more than 50 years ago with the Lunar Orbiter series?
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    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2019
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinDr. Becky Smethurst discusses Hoag's Object


    That's some accent-she's picked up a lot along the way in a very short time
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2019
     
    Posted By: loreman
    Posted By: alsetalokinDr. Becky Smethurst discusses Hoag's Object


    That's some accent-she's picked up a lot along the way in a very short time


    Just sounds vaguely Australian to me. What do you mean?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2019
     
    Posted By: AsterixIt's not as if the far side of Luna is unknown--didn't the US conduct extensive selenodesy more than 50 years ago with the Lunar Orbiter series?


    Well, yeah. But then you could also argue that the near side is pretty well known, so the Apollo programme was hardly necessary.
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    Kubrick would never have made Barry Lyndon without it.