The New Horizons probe blasted off from Florida in January 2006 for a 3-billion-mile (5-billion-km) journey to the Kuiper Belt region of the solar system located beyond Neptune.
During that time, Pluto once known as the ninth planet in the solar system, was demoted to dwarf planet status after the discovery of similar icy bodies in eccentric, distant orbits around the sun.
New Horizons will pass about 7,750 miles(12,500 km) from Pluto’s surface on July 14.
With a diameter of just 1,430 miles (2,302 km) – roughly two-thirds the size of Earth’s moon – Pluto still looks like a bright dot in color images released by NASA on Tuesday.
For now, the pictures have more value to engineers than scientists. They are serving as a road map for control teams to tweak New Horizon’s approach.
The spacecraft does not have the fuel for a braking burn to put itself into orbit around Pluto. Rather, like the Voyager explorations in the late 1970s and 1980s, New Horizons will make its observations on the fly.
What do you think we will find on Pluto? Maybe other life forms or maybe a planet made out of Bacon…hmmm Bacon.
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Full details of Jay z ‘s New Music Streaming Service will be announced during a press conference today. However, according to TIDAL’s website, it’s “the first music streaming service that combines the best High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and expertly Curated Editorial.” There are two paid subscription options: $19.99 a month for high-fidelity audio, and $9.99 for standard quality audio. TIDAL can be streamed on the web, and downloaded for iOS and Android devices. Several artists have already thrown their support behind TIDAL, changing their Twitter icons to light blue and tweeting the hashtag #TIDALForAll.Among them, Rihanna Kanye West and Jack White’s Third Man Records
He hosted a meeting in Los Angeles before last month’s Grammy Awards to discuss his purchase, which was reportedly attended by Kanye West, Rihanna, Madonna, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Jack White, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj, and Beyoncé, according to Showbiz 411.At the meeting the artists discussed ways to profit from distributing their own work and focused on “videos, artists’ rights and how music has been diminished by crass commercialism.”
What do you think? Will you purchase Tidal to listen to music, where you can listen it for free else where?
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