Sciency stuff: Pluto and Charon first maps released...

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  • names of features apparently 'informal' so might change, I guess.

    First maps of Charon and Pluto

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    Following New Horizons’ history-making sweep past Pluto on July 14, 2015, the mission has released maps of Pluto and Charon with preliminary designations for the features found on these distant worlds. A month ago, we’d never seen these worlds as more than blurry balls, and now we have maps of their surfaces! Amazing. The names – which still need to be made official – on Pluto come from many cultures in all parts of Earth. Those on Pluto fall into four major categories: space missions and spacecraft; scientists and engineers; historic explorers; and underworld locales, beings, and travelers.


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  • This stuff is amazing.
    It baffles my mind to think about the steps that mankind has taken in the last 100 years.
    I wonder if there will ever be a century with more growth,relatively speaking.
    I assume there will be but my mind can't get wrapped around that thought.
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