Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New Horizons Visits Pluto

Okay, this has very little to do with nostalgia... but it involves one of my other fascinations: space and the space program.  Just wanted to note that I'm one of those space geeks who are excitedly watching the encounter with Pluto by NASA's New Horizon's space probe. 

This visit to Pluto completes the inventory of the major members of our solar system . . . the last such world to be visited by an earth probe.  Exciting stuff! 

Actually, it kinda brings this to mind . . . from back when Pluto "little Pluto" was "the farthest planet from our sun."  Now its considered a dwarf planet, but its the biggest member of the Kuiper Belt.