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(Syfy)   We flew by Pluto and never saw her backside. But wait we did   (syfy.com) divider line
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2020-07-11 4:20:11 AM  
This article is worth it for the picture of ice melting in Argentina. I've wondered, given the knee-high atmosphere of Pluto in the winter, what the surface looks like. That pic was really good for my imagination, future writing, poetry, doodles.
 
2020-07-11 4:35:56 AM  
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We've see the back side of all the planets.
 
2020-07-11 4:37:05 AM  
First released picture.....

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2020-07-11 6:30:39 AM  
Speaking of astronomy, did anyone go out to see the comet this morning?

If there is a thread for it, I haven't found it.
 
2020-07-11 6:59:08 AM  
It's a nice back side, but she needs to wipe better.
 
2020-07-11 8:19:38 AM  
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2020-07-11 9:04:16 AM  
Unremarkable
 
2020-07-11 9:29:47 AM  
The dark regions on the nearside, called maculae (literally Latin for "spots"), are old - craters are seen in them, whereas younger areas like Sputnik Planitia, the western half of Pluto's "heart", is smoother due to changes that erode the surface and erase craters. The big one, called Cthulhu Macula, is relatively smooth and continuous.

The fact that a place called "Cthulhu Macula" exists somewhere in the Universe is totally awesome.
 
2020-07-11 10:38:36 AM  

Mouser: The dark regions on the nearside, called maculae (literally Latin for "spots"), are old - craters are seen in them, whereas younger areas like Sputnik Planitia, the western half of Pluto's "heart", is smoother due to changes that erode the surface and erase craters. The big one, called Cthulhu Macula, is relatively smooth and continuous.

The fact that a place called "Cthulhu Macula" exists somewhere in the Universe is totally awesome.


Came here to say this.

You have to wonder what Lovecraft would have thought about having an area of Pluto named after one of his creations. Maybe a little confused because Cthulu wasn't a resident of Pluto if I  recall correctly.

Personally, I take a certain glee in thinking he would be horrified at thought.
 
2020-07-11 10:59:26 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: This article is worth it for the picture of ice melting in Argentina. I've wondered, given the knee-high atmosphere of Pluto in the winter, what the surface looks like. That pic was really good for my imagination, future writing, poetry, doodles.


Glad to help! :)
 
2020-07-11 11:40:56 AM  
The chapter in my autobiography titled "EXPLORING THE BACKSIDE OF A TINY ICEWORLD" covers the year after graduating.
 
2020-07-11 1:33:07 PM  
Why arent there stars in the pic? Oort  cloud? Space masks?

Pluto so tiny, so far away, and just inky blackness? Brr.
 
2020-07-11 3:24:34 PM  
So we have proof the government is hiding the existence of the Mass Relay?
 
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