Month: July 2015

Pluto’s beautiful atmosphere

Wouldn’t want anyone to miss this gorgeous photo of Pluto, shot from 1.2 million miles away by the departing New Horizons spacecraft. The glowing ring is light passing through Pluto’s atmosphere, not a solar eclipse. A Slate article explains the… Read More ›

A plea for Pluto

NASA made history again today with the New Horizons spacecraft doing its 30,000 mph flyby of Pluto after a 9-year, 3-billion-mile flight across our solar system. I missed every live telecast today because of doctor appointments. But I have hopes of… Read More ›