So Pluto is no longer a “proper” planet for a while now. And what does NASA do about it? Well, apparently they’re sending a space probe to consolate the poor thing — aaahhh! 🙂 Check out this funny story on The Onion: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/56641.
So, today at 8:34 am UTC Messenger has reaches Venus and it’s doing its first Venus flyby. Can’t wait for the first pictures to arrive. The mission timeline shows that this flyby is scheduled at about 3000 km, but the second fly by (which is only due in July 2007) will be much much lower, […]
For those of you who haven’t heard about it yet, New Horizons is NASA’s mission to explore Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. The mission started back in January 2006 — and if you visit the mission’s site, the counters on the first page will tell you exactly, down to the very second, how long has […]