Planet Earth

Saturday, 27-November-2021

Login form


Most popular

  • शिव चालीसा, मंत्र Shiva mantra / Chalisa (40)
  • श्री गणेश मन्त्र Shri Ganesha mantra / chalisa (35)
  • दुर्गा माँ मन्त्र Durga Maa Mantra / chalisa (33)
  • काली माँ महाकाली भद्रकाली मंत्र Kali Maa Mantra (26)
  • Maha लक्ष्मी मन्त्र Lakshmi mantra (23)
  • free TAROT/Iching/Numerology/Astro readings links (23)
  • vegetarian diet - pictures - information - guide thread (21)
  • Vedic Physics - What ancient Indians did for us (18)
  • funny video compilation (17)
  • श्री हनुमान Hanuman chalisa / mantra (16)
  • Best of just for laughs (16)
  • Battlefield V gameplay HD (15)
  • श्री विष्णु मंत्र Sri Vishnu mantra / chalisa (15)
  • Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor - Martyr gameplay HD (14)
  • Chakra Meditation / Kundalini Yoga/ healing कुण्डलिनी योग (13)
  • Astrology Yoga, bhava - Garga Hora by Sage Gargacharya (12)
  • All Zodiac signs explained (11)
  • Aryanblood


    Spacecraft Nears Pluto After Nine-Year Trip - Forum

    [ New messages · Forum rules · Search · RSS ]
    • Page 1 of 1
    • 1
    Forum moderator: arya, dethalternate  
    Forum » Main » Science, Astronomy, Nature » Spacecraft Nears Pluto After Nine-Year Trip
    Spacecraft Nears Pluto After Nine-Year Trip
    starlightDate: Saturday, 10-January-2015, 7:01 PM | Message # 1
    -- dragon lord--
    Group: untoten mage
    Messages: 1400
    Status: Offline
    Until now the best photos of Pluto were taken by the Hubble Space Telescope but experts hope those by New Horizons will be better.

    The solar system's mysterious "ninth planet" is set to be revealed as never before.

    NASA spacecraft New Horizons is finally drawing close to Pluto almost nine years after setting off on the three-billion-mile journey from Earth.

    Pluto is around 3.67 billion miles from the Sun and, when it was discovered in 1930, it was the planet furthest from the solar system's centre.

    But in 2006 it was relegated to being a "dwarf planet" in the Kuiper Belt, the group of objects beyond the region of planets such as Earth.

    The belt and the Oort Cloud, another band of icy objects that is even further away, are among space's final frontiers and both are thought to be the source of comets.

    New Horizons launched on 19 January 2006 and has spent the 1,873 days between then and now "hibernating" to preserve its electrical components.

    It had 18 hibernation periods, the most recent ending 162 million miles from Pluto, when the signal telling scientists of its activity took almost five hours to reach Earth.

    Read more/Full article/source -

    Forum » Main » Science, Astronomy, Nature » Spacecraft Nears Pluto After Nine-Year Trip
    • Page 1 of 1
    • 1