A long-time podcasting friend of mine, Robert Herrington (@ItsJustUsCast), sent me this. It is beautiful!
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Gorgeous Pluto! The dwarf planet has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, which was at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday – about 7,750 miles above the surface — roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth. This stunning image of the dwarf planet was captured from New Horizons at about 4 p.m. EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 476,000 miles (766,000 kilometers) from the surface. Images from closest approach are expected to be released on Wednesday, July 15. Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons#solarsystem #nasabeyond #science
The size of
the 9th planet, Pluto, has finally been determined. Using images from Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard the New Horizons space craft, scientists at NASA confirmed the size of Pluto to be 1,473 miles in diameter.
So, how big is that?
Bacon. It smells good. It tastes good. And even though it’s not the healthiest of choices it remains irresistible.
Have you ever been successful at something and then suddenly found out you have friends that have been hiding in the closet? When these “ninja-friends” show up you can use this great quote:
If you’re absent during my struggles don’t expect to be present during my success.
– Will Smith
A positive spin on this would be, “If you’re there for me when I struggle I’ll remember you when I’m successful.”
If you see someone struggling in some area (work, family, finances) come along side them and help them. Don’t expect anything in return. It will pay off in the end.
Likewise, remember those who helped you when you were struggling and reward then for their support.