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New Horizons Sees More Detail as It Draws Closer to Pluto

"What a difference 20 million miles makes! Images of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are growing in scale as the spacecraft approaches its mysterious target. The new images, taken May 8-12 using a powerful telescopic camera and downlinked last week, reveal more detail about Pluto's complex and high-contrast surface.

The images were taken from just under 50 million miles (77 million kilometers) away, using the Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on New Horizons. Because New Horizons was approximately 20 million miles closer to Pluto in mid-May than in mid-April, the new images contain about twice as many pixels on the object as images made in mid-April."

Read more --> http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20150527

"These images show Pluto in the latest series of New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) photos, taken May 8-12, 2015, compared to LORRI images taken one month earlier. In the month between these image sets, New Horizons' distance to Pluto decreased from 68 million miles (110 million kilometers) to 47 million miles (75 million kilometers), as the spacecraft speeds toward a close encounter with the Pluto system in mid-July."
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Google I/0 kicks of in less than 2 hours.
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Google I/O 2015 brings together developers for an immersive, two-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 28-29, 2015. #io15
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Here is something absolutely spectacular. When we look up at the night sky, we can see our own Milky Way Galaxy as this white fog like line all across it. It's a stunning sight. And we can also see distant stars, but we have no concept of other galaxies because their edges are not distinguishable by the human eye. They are not bright enough to be seen as a whole.

But what if we could see them? How big is our neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, really in our night sky? Below, is an image overlay of the night sky, with our moon, and the actual size of Andromeda. 

Isn't this amazing?

It's huge! And keep in mind that it's currently 2.5 million light years away. Here is another picture from NASA: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130801.html

But, of course, it's going to get even bigger. Andromeda is on a direct collision course with our Milky Way Galaxy, currently approaching at a speed of about 396,000 km/h, and it will slam into us in about 4 billion years (although there is no real risk of actual planets hitting each other). And after a short dance of another 1-2 billion years, we will merge into a new larger galaxy. Here is a simulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4disyKG7XtU

Of course, this makes little difference to us here on Earth. You see, Earth won't be a habitable planet by then. Our own sun is dying, and will slowly turn Earth into a wasteland over the next 3 billion years. So by the time Andromeda hits us, we will no longer be here. 

Hopefully, we will have become a fully native spacefaring race by that time, with colonies on thousands of planets, as well as entire civilizations living in huge spaceships wandering the universe. http://goo.gl/iTBrr5
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Ride along with our vehicle designed to carry astronauts as it accelerates from 0-100 mph in 1.2 sec during a critical Pad Abort Test earlier this month 
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Took me long enough but I finally created a Deviant Art Account.
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SpaceX Dragons seem to be flying nearly everywhere these days, coming and going at a record pace to the delight and relief of NASA, researchers and the space faring crews serving about the International Space Station (ISS). As one Dragon returned to Earth…
SpaceX Dragons seem to be flying nearly everywhere these days, coming and going at a record pace to the delight and relief of NASA, researchers and the space faring crews serving about the Internat...
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"Ultra Cool Night View" | International Space Station
This night view from the International Space Station on May 18, 2015 gives a view of brilliant city lights on the Earth's surface shining beneath thousands of stars above. The thin line of Earth's atmosphere can be seen with the green glow of aurora along the outer edge...

Credit: NASA/JSC, Expedition 43 Crew
Date: May 18, 2015

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I’m a computer repairs technician with a passion for PC gaming and computer graphics and well pretty much anything computer related. The Mobile scene is also an area I spend a lot of time exploring, watching as these pocket sized companions we know as smartphones grow exceedingly more capable with each generation. I have been messing about with smartphones or PDAs since the old pocket PC days and it’s amazing how far we have come in only a few years. These little things are running games at 1080p that can easily out class a 3Ds or even PSvita and can easily run old school PC games without breaking a sweat, it’s amazing really!  Now if only they had proper controls, yea tapping on glass just doesn’t work……..at all! I am also budding astronomer/space nut!

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