Friday, July 17, 2015

I don't normally read...

...about the latest developments out of NASA (it's pretty hard to top the moon landing when I was eleven years old back in 1969), but I have to admit this week's New Horizons mission to Pluto fascinated me. I wish I could find the actual tweet that first caught my attention, but it went something like this:

Right now, a tiny robot sent nine and a half years ago by a curious species of apes is visiting a distant planet three billion miles away. 

That's pretty amazing when you think of it like that, isn't it?

2 comments:

WallyO said...

Mike I think the whole thing is awesome and incredible! Three billion miles away!!l I wonder how long it takes the pictures to get back here once they're sent from the craft....

Mike Tracy said...

I heard only four and a half hours which is also amazing.