off to pluto!

The NASA “New Horizons”: probe launched successfully today on it’s way to Pluto. (It’s the first probe to visit our distant icy cousin.) My favorite part is that even though it’ll take 10 years to get to Pluto, the probe is flying so fast it’ll zip past Jupiter in only a year.

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  1. My geeky fiance is actually planning to drive all the way here tonight (in the snow) to watch the Discovery Science Channel special Passport to Pluto.

    He wouldn’t do that for me and me alone, but me and space stuff on digital cable? Naturally.

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