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    Yea I second that, amazing feat by NASA and their scientists.

    I'm always been fascinated how their scientists and mathematicians can figure out how to sling shot moons and planets to get to where they want a craft or probe, mind you billions of miles from Earth.

    Makes you really think that if we continue to strive and work had for it, we may not be that far away from super light technology and travel where these kind of missions can be done in weeks or months as opposed to years and decades

    Do any of you guys know how long its been taking these transmissions from New Horizons to bounce back to earth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I am Scags View Post
    Yea I second that, amazing feat by NASA and their scientists.

    I'm always been fascinated how their scientists and mathematicians can figure out how to sling shot moons and planets to get to where they want a craft or probe, mind you billions of miles from Earth.

    Makes you really think that if we continue to strive and work had for it, we may not be that far away from super light technology and travel where these kind of missions can be done in weeks or months as opposed to years and decades

    Do any of you guys know how long its been taking these transmissions from New Horizons to bounce back to earth?
    Around 42 minutes to return one LORRI photo to Earth. NH only transmits at most 1 kilobit per second. That's kilo bit, not kilo byte.
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    lol

    That's amazing

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    This image of Pluto's surface is amazing


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    Wow. That is gorgeous.
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    Thats awesome, are they going to try to land on it? I would love to see surface photos. Still don't get why they dropped it from being a planet.

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    Awesome. The light has probably been added for affect though, since our sun from Pluto's distance would appear like nothing more than just a bright star we might see on a normal clear night.
    I would figure that being on Pluto its almost completely pitch black, the only light you might get would be from the stars and maybe some of the light given off from the glow of the galaxy itself. The clarity would have to be near perfect since there is no atmosphere on pluto

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    Extremely high resolution photo, just shy of 70MB. 56K, data plan warning.

    https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/f...ed_release.png

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