And the Hits Just Keep On Comin’

3 01 2019

Baltimore

It has already been three and a half years since New Horizons visited Pluto, but it’s not done yet.

You’ll see in my Pluto post from three and a half years ago that I mentioned Voyager 2.  Well, it was in the news just a few weeks ago, still after all these years, because it was determined that V2 crossed over into the interstellar medium some time in November.  Its twin, V1, did that back in 2012, but a lot more of V2’s scientific instruments are working, which means 2 will give us much more useful science about the ISM than 1 could.  V2 probably being the singular most successful fruitful unmanned space mission in human history.

Ready to flaunt your American jingoism just a bit, for the right reasons?  Barring a low percentage calamity, NH will itself cross into the ISM many years from now.  And when that happens, there will be five man-made objects in interstellar space, Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, New Horizons.  All of the American.

Not to mention having unmanned missions to every planet (including Pluto pre-2006 definition), and the only country ever to have put human beings on the surface of a regolith world other than Earth.

Eat it, commies.

 

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7 01 2019
Hard Right

Did you know that Anglin’s favorite spic has an asteroid named after her?

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=Ocasio-Cortez;old=0;orb=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#discovery

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