Yay for Pluto!

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How amazingly awesome is this?




SNEAK PEEK of gorgeous Pluto! The dwarf planet has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach - 7:49 a.m. EDT today. This same image will be released and discussed at 8 a.m. EDT today. Watch our briefing live on NASA Television at: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv The high res pic will be posted on the web at: http://www.nasa.gov. This stunning image of the dwarf planet was captured from New Horizons at about 4 p.m. EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 476,000 miles (766,000 kilometers) from the surface. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons #solarsystem #nasabeyond #science
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I've been watching the live stream from NASA.com this morning and I'm just geeking out over here! I can't wait until additional images come in! Poor Pluto! We demote it and THEN get the closest images ever.

And I am doing everything I can to NOT go in there and wake the Mr. so he can see this! He's a space lover, too. He shouldn't be that aggravated I wake him 3 hours early, right?


Are you as excited as I am? Comment below!


3 comments

  1. far out thats awesome! I hadn't seen this till now! It makes me want to get in closer and see even more of it now!!! The fact that humans have gone here just blows my mind!
    Nice restraint jessy - i totally would have woken dan up haha

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  2. That's a stunning image! Pluto was always my favorite planet! :)

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