It is nearly a full year since the New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto thereby opening up the former planet to detailed scrutiny for the very first time; and, boy, was it ready for its closeup. Given the huge distances involved we always knew it would take over a year for all the data to… Read More New Pluto Image
I’m back! And very pleased to be so, I must say, I’ve missed writing about science. It’s not going to be easy coming back though, the reason being that it’s going to be nigh on impossible deciding which story to go with. In the week I’ve been away we’ve discovered the largest ever creature to… Read More Planet 9: Can We Get Excited?
It’s been all of five minutes since the last big news story about Pluto so high time for another. NASA recently released the image below which, whilst not on a par with previous ones when it comes to sheer breathtaking beauty, is, nonetheless, scientifically intriguing. What we have here is an aerial view of a… Read More Cryovulcanism: The Coolest Word In Science?
Will you take a look at that? Isn’t it beautiful? It’s Pluto, a few minutes after New Horizons hurtled by 110 days ago. As it gazed back it took this picture of the crescent of Pluto. You can see the full image here. Personally I find these kind of crescent images very evocative. I can… Read More Beautiful Pluto
It’s Monday. It’s NASA. It’s Pluto. Why fight it? Why, indeed, when there seems to be a never ending stream of stunning images being beamed back by the New Horizons probe? Looky here: As usual, check out the full size image here. This image is interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, it gives more… Read More Another Week, Another Pluto Mystery
Sorry to keep going on about this guys but there is another stunningly beautiful picture of Pluto doing the rounds. Just look at it! That is a photo of another world! That we took! It is amazing that we can do that, a fantastic accomplishment that we should be proud of as a species. This was… Read More Pluto Does It Again