Gatekeeper of Outerspace

Hey! Pluto is nearly 50 miles bigger than earlier estimates! Don’t know if it’s enough to re-qualify as a full planet though. I love all things Astronomy! — YUR


Pluto & the Fading Thrill
of the Great Discoveries

Little engine that could. Ugly duckling. Nine-day wonder. Pictures that the New Horizons satellite took of its arrival at Pluto, after a nine-year trek, have stunned the world by their unexpected beauty, and even jaded space buffs have marveled by what’s been revealed to humanity.
The going has been rough for the heavenly body that sits at the edge of our Solar System. Not long after the probe’s departure from Earth, Pluto had already lost its planetary status and been downgraded to a dwarf planet. Other indignities could have followed it as well.
But the striking images still arriving from Pluto may change all that, at least in part, igniting a new found curiosity about the universe in the process. The last time that happened was arguably when the Pioneer twins brought us closer to the wondrous realm of Saturn and its…

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1 Response to “Gatekeeper of Outerspace”

  1. 1 Colltales July 15, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks for the reblogging, YUR. So far, the possible presence of water, along with its bigger size, was also unexpected. Who knows what else will come out of the data. Love this stuff too. Best

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