Saturday, July 11, 2015

NASA Now Starting To Get Real Pictures of Pluto

While most people never realized it but the pictures you've seen of Pluto in the past decades have pretty much been the work of artists. While the Solar System is small compared to the rest of the galaxy and universe, it's a long way from Earth to Pluto. It wasn't until 1930 that someone discovered Pluto and now we are getting the first real images of it. While it doesn't seem like much, but this is the biggest photo we have so far of the real Pluto. Even though it looks like a photo from the 19th century, this image has given scientists more information about the planet than they've ever had before. The spacecraft taking these photos is suppose to be getting closer in a few days, so I can't wait to see this (now dwarf) planet with even more detail.

7 comments:

  1. I'm confused; has Pluto's status as a planet been restored?

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  2. http://www.universetoday.com/13573/why-pluto-is-no-longer-a-planet/

    The above says it all.
    The sky is not going to fall in as that strange fable / kids story suggested.
    The planets are still all up there: Mercury, Venus ( and not the tennis playing Williams one!!!) Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
    Cheers
    B.J. Hunnicut of the M.A.S.H. 4077

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  3. Is it a planet again? Oops! I just asked the same question as Stephen. Thank you for this photo. I hadn't seen it.

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  4. Very exciting indeed:) It's amazing what we really have accomplished in terms of science exploration, eh?

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  5. It's so cool that we can even do this.

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