Author Topic: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread  (Read 36261 times)

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New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« on: 07/12/2015 08:07 PM »
No need for a funny title - we do that on the SpaceX Party Threads to give them distinction. This is a unique event, so we can stick with the proper title.

Party thread is a relief valve to help the main threads.

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #1 on: 07/12/2015 08:09 PM »
Oh, cool. Didn't expect a party thread.

I will begin.

:P ;D


On a slightly more serious note, does anyone know of any model kits that might be available for New Horizons? I've wanted to get into model building for a while, and I've got a birthday coming up, so I'm considering treating myself to something temporally relevant...
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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #2 on: 07/12/2015 08:21 PM »
Due to the slow roll nature of the data downloads will these threads be kept in "live" status until we get the actual images in a few months.  The science data is great, but those close up images are what I want to see. 

Revive the party and update threads when we get to look at the good stuff in a few months?

I don't want to wait, I want my Pluto images!!!

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #3 on: 07/12/2015 08:24 PM »
I can't believe this is finally happening. Godspeed New Horizons!
Attended space missions: STS-114, STS-124, STS-128, STS-135, Atlas V "Curiosity", Delta IV Heavy NROL-15, Atlas V MUOS-2, Delta IV Heavy NROL-37, SpaceX CRS-9, SpaceX JCSAT-16, Atlas V GOES-R, SpaceX SES-11.

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #4 on: 07/12/2015 08:48 PM »
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I don't want to wait, I want my Pluto images!!!
Here ya go.
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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #5 on: 07/12/2015 09:01 PM »
Its about dogarn time that we had this thread.

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #6 on: 07/12/2015 09:24 PM »
He's been waiting for our arrival...
Bring the thunder Elon!

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #7 on: 07/12/2015 10:13 PM »
Hey, Pluto is the Pink Planet, and it is not a dog.

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #8 on: 07/13/2015 06:27 AM »
I'm wondering something. Is there any documentation of any sort of backlash back when Ceres and the other asteroids had their planethood revoked? Either from astronomers or the public?

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #9 on: 07/13/2015 06:43 AM »

I'm wondering something. Is there any documentation of any sort of backlash back when Ceres and the other asteroids had their planethood revoked? Either from astronomers or the public?

Well didn't some states in the U.S. pass laws stating that as far as their particular states were concerned it was still a planet.

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #10 on: 07/13/2015 08:01 AM »
I think there was a lot of rage at the beginning.  ' we'll have to re print all the textbooks!!! '  And from others it was 'you call that a scientific definition? '

What alcoholic drink do you think should be consumed at this party then? If I were to go to the bar and order a 'Pluto's Revenge', what would be in the glass?

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #11 on: 07/13/2015 01:45 PM »
It's my party, I'll be a Planet If I want to, be a Planet if I want to, You'd cry too if IAU happened to you.
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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #12 on: 07/13/2015 02:00 PM »
I'm really not going to argue about the status of an object that looks so Lovecraftian & where Cthulhu might hang out, as heck knows what might happen.

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #13 on: 07/13/2015 02:03 PM »
What alcoholic drink do you think should be consumed at this party then? If I were to go to the bar and order a 'Pluto's Revenge', what would be in the glass?

I don't know that, but after consuming the drink you'd propably clear your neighbourhood at the bar.

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #14 on: 07/13/2015 02:04 PM »
I'm wondering something. Is there any documentation of any sort of backlash back when Ceres and the other asteroids had their planethood revoked? Either from astronomers or the public?

Ceres and the other asteroids were never called planets, they were always called asteroids. NOW some of them are classified as dwarf planets by IAU, but they are still called asteroids.

Pluto was the only body that was originally called a planet, and then got demoted to dwarf planet. You know, all the textbooks teaching that the solar system consisted of nine planets for the past 80+ years, students memorizing the planets names, mnemonic aids for MVEMJSUNP, etc. That's why Pluto's reclassification was a big deal.

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #15 on: 07/13/2015 02:09 PM »
Ceres and the other asteroids were never called planets, they were always called asteroids. NOW some of them are classified as dwarf planets by IAU, but they are still called asteroids.

it's much more complicated than that. see for example
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/minorplanets.php
Ceres and some of the largest asteroids were considered planets for a few decades before they were (quite correctly) demoted. Pluto was just lucky that Eris and other large KBOs were not discovered for more than 70 years


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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #16 on: 07/13/2015 02:16 PM »
Pluto was just lucky that Eris and other large KBOs were not discovered for more than 70 years


...and the size of Pluto was also grossly overestimated at the time of its discovery.

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #17 on: 07/13/2015 02:26 PM »
What alcoholic drink do you think should be consumed at this party then? If I were to go to the bar and order a 'Pluto's Revenge', what would be in the glass?
I don't know that, but after consuming the drink you'd propably clear your neighbourhood at the bar.
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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #18 on: 07/13/2015 02:28 PM »
What alcoholic drink do you think should be consumed at this party then? If I were to go to the bar and order a 'Pluto's Revenge', what would be in the glass?

I don't know that, but after consuming the drink you'd propably clear your neighbourhood at the bar.

I suspect it'd make a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster seem like a Shirley Temple ... ;)

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Re: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy Party Thread
« Reply #19 on: 07/13/2015 02:33 PM »
Oh sweet, a party thread! One more reason to not sleep!
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