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I do not see the Poll. . . .

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In the stereo view, you can really see just how extreme the mountains on the right margin are.
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HON . . . er . . . sorry. . . .

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The Daily Mirror wrote:ISIS supporters call for Pluto to be renamed 'The Moon of Mohammed'

In a post seen by more than 5,000 people, a supporter of the so-called Islamic State said the famous "heart" on the surface of Pluto was actually a message written in the style of the 'I heart New York' t-shirts.

The unnamed writer said two Arabic words could be spotted on either side of the heart.

"When we look carefully at this photo of Pluto, we will notice an Arabic sentence which means Allah loves Mohammed," the ISIS propagandist claimed.

"Since the heart is so big, that means 'so much love or 'God loves Mohammed so much'.

"These were made by God almighty on the surface of Pluto."

The Islamic State astronomer also claimed to have seen the Arabic word for Mohammed in NASA close-up photographs showing the surface of Pluto and Charon, one of its moons.
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. . . and if they had their way we never would have known about Pluto.

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New Pluto flyover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KRMcJhl7gk (no direct linking)
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http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/09/ ... new-world/

Not quite the colors your eyes would see apparently.
Rather than providing RGB images, however, the new batch has data on red, blue, and infrared. So it's not full color yet, but you can revel in the fact you're looking at information that your eyes can't actually see.
ETA: Possibly even higher-res version here:

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Give me an "H!"

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This color image of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft shows rounded and bizarrely textured mountains, informally named the Tartarus Dorsa, that rise up along Pluto’s terminator and show intricate but puzzling patterns of blue-gray ridges and reddish material in between. This view, roughly 330 miles (530 kilometers) across, combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC) on July 14, 2015, and resolves details and colors on scales as small as 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers). Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI
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Give me an "O!"

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Dance!

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Kewl. What else can you do?
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Keep dancing fuckwit.
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First published study based on the new data in the journal Science:

The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons (Science)

And if you prefer your science pre-digested by the lay media:

What's in a dwarf planet? First Pluto findings from New Horizons (Cnet)
Up to and during its historic Pluto flyby on July 14 this year, space probe New Horizons collected some 50 gigabits of data. This is probably going to occupy researchers for years to come. Today, the first study has landed, revealing Pluto as an unexpectedly complex and idiosyncratic dwarf planet. Over 150 authors contributed to the paper.

"The Pluto system surprised us in many ways, most notably teaching us that small planets can remain active billions of years after their formation," said first author Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute. "We were also taught important lessons by the unexpected degree of geological complexity that both Pluto and its large moon Charon display."

The paper, published in the journal Science, examines in particular Pluto's complex and varied surface geology, and the behaviour of its moons Charon, Nix and Hydra.

Researchers already knew that Pluto's surface was diverse in colour. Flyby images show regions that are dark red, pale blue, golden and white. Now researchers have discovered that this colour diversity is indicative of diversity in Pluto's surface composition. The research also reveals a surprisingly broad variety of landforms and terrain ages on Pluto's surface.
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Key to the names they've given to various surface features:

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There's a "Chthulhu Regio" on Pluto and a "Mordor Macula" on Charon. :o
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Got a high resolution image of this as my desktop. 8)

I saddens me how little excitement amongst my friends and family and the general public over Pluto. The probe was launched in 2007 and I've been keeping track of it the entire time. I felt elated when the probe woke up successfully after it's 8 yr journey, physically ill during the communication problems that occurred a week before the big day, and euphoric when the communication problems were fixed before the big day. I've been in awe with every press release and publication over the pictures and data.

Seems that everyone except me has been like, meh, it's just a rock.

It's a planet with geologic activity, carbon dioxide glaciers, a measurable atmosphere, and multiple moons.

Meh, so it's icy rock with a bit of vapor, surrounded by more rocks.

Kids, you're asking to be written out of your dad's will. :jaded:

(ok, as if I have a will or any money, but.........grrrr.......damn kids and their sassitude)
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Bruce wrote:

Got a high resolution image of this as my desktop. 8)

I saddens me how little excitement amongst my friends and family and the general public over Pluto.
I wish I could get that excited. I think it is cool that we're doing it. I'm happy to foot my end of the bill. But I don't really give a shit.

Dude, it isn't even a planet. :notsure:
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Re: On the way to Pluto at last!

Post by Bruce »

What Abdul said, except that nine hopping mads would have been more poetic.

You make me sad, Rob. You avatar always led me to believe you were a classy kinda guy. :(
Such potential!