Monday, August 25, 2014

New Horizons Crosses Neptune's Orbit UPDATED

Hey Space Placers!

UPDATE: New NASA Press Release

Hopefully you have been able to tune in to the news conferences on NASA's New Horizons missions that I blogged about yesterday. I was not able to as I am listening to talks and getting ready to hopefully see the sky tonight at the Almost Heaven Star Party. I am giving a talk tonight on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and after that it is out to MY telescope which I have set up:

Today is a big day in New Horizons' mission as the spacecraft crosses the orbit of Neptune and next up will be Pluto at closest approach on July 14, 2015.

Yesterday was a landmark date for Pluto as well….it was the 8th anniversary of Pluto being reclassified as a dwarf planet. I am wearing my "RIP Pluto" T shirt to commemorate the event.

Here's to clear skies and as tropics tonight.

Sky Guy In WVA

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