A Week in Review – July 25th, 2015

Charon's Ice Mountains

Charon’s Ice Mountains

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                           Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. As well, welcome to the very first ‘A Week in Review’ since our web blog upgrade to our very own site (http://theothershoe.co/ ). Making this a week of firsts this week is also a celebration of the most articles published in recent memory! Since Sunday July 19th, 2015 I have written and published… … … (drum roll, please!) … … … TWELVE that’s right TWELVE articles here at The Other Shoe for all of you, My Dear Shoevians! We started on Sunday with the publication of the infighting between Donald Trump and Senator John MCCain, and worked our way through the week to Donald Trump picking a fight with Senator Lindsey Graham. Seems this showboating charlatan just cannot get along with anyone that is his elder and/or a Senator.

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Thankfully that was not all this week was about. I covered topics ranging from a brand new species of dinosaur discovered in China and the 49th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon to discoveries made by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft and NASA’s New Horizons orbiter spacecraft. To say the least, this week has been chocked full of science and discoveries, mixed (lightly) with some showboating by Republican candidates. I just couldn’t have picked a better week to launch and all new blog location! Thank you, reality, for providing much fodder for my writing and my blog!

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However, My Dear Shoevians, the biggest surprise for me was the return of my original ‘Primary’ blog location, matched only by the fact that I was (thankfully) able to make all TWELVE publications “Quad-Blog Publications’! That’s right, this week was host to a whole group of publications that appeared at all four of my current blog locations. Not to get ahead of myself (later next week… or the week after, I will be publishing an whole article about the blog traffic, since my purchase of the new URL) but on one day between all four blogs I had over ONE HUNDERED Visitors! That makes for a real record for my blogs… at least for this year.

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Since the first day of my first article published at The Other Shoe (at Blog Dot Com) I have wanted to have that many visitors in one day. Of course, as the week went on, and my old primary location crashed… again, and again… that number decreased. However, I am not discouraged because I know that the problems will pass, my work will continue, and you, My Dear Shoevians, will help me break more and more visitation records in the coming weeks, months and years.

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This is a ‘Good Thing’ for me, and my long term goals, for all of my longtime readers… my dearest My Dear Shoevians know that my goal is the publication of one or more of my novels. These blogs are a way of building name (and brand) recognition, honing my; writing, editing and publishing skills and learning just what people want to read. These blogs are doing just that, and so much more.

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Well, now that we have all of that out of the way… I guess that it is time for ‘A Week in Review’ for July 25th, 2017.

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Uncovering the secrets of the Quintuplet Cluster

Uncovering the secrets of the Quintuplet Cluster

  • Hubble Uncovering the Secrets of the Quintuplet Cluster | NASA Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. I am still busy at work preparing this all new blog location for your enjoyment, there were some happenings that I just should not let pass us by! I will, hopefully, returning to a more regular publishing schedule on Monday July, 20th 2015. Until then I will do my best to keep you updated with all the news and happenings. Stay tuned for greatness!With the publication of this article, my brand new adventure with my all new URL for The Other Shoe started. This was a very brief article, but I was still getting used to the new ways I am able to write and publish with this new site. This was a beautiful beginning to a great week!
Pluto is Dominated by the Feature Informally Named the “Heart”

Pluto is Dominated by the Feature Informally Named the “Heart”

  • New Horizons Discovers Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto’s ‘Heart’- “Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. This article is just the first in a series of articles I have planned for later this week. You can look for all new editions of ‘Lost in Space’ starting Monday. These images will be beaming to earth for the next 16 months. You need go NO further than right here at The Other Shoe for all your news and images from the New Horizons orbiter.” Another very short article… but some of the most incredible images I have ever shared on my blogs. You will shortly see that as the week progresses, so does the length of my articles increases.
Republican Presidential Candidates Address 2015 Family Leadership Summit

Republican Presidential Candidates Address 2015 Family Leadership Summit

  • GOPers denounce Donald Trump amid fiery feud with John McCain – “”Donald Trump said on Saturday that GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona was “not a war hero” because he had been taken prisoner by the Vietcong, prompting a firestorm of criticism from Republican leaders.“He’s not a war hero,” Trump said during an onstage Q&A at the conservative Family Leadership Summit, an event that features a number of Republican presidential contenders. “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, okay?” And the flames of hyperbolic rhetoric shoot from the face of ‘The Donald’. Not content to attack an American War Hero, later in the week ‘The Donald’ begins his attack of Senator Lindsey Graham… which I cover here at The Other Shoe!
Republican Presidential Candidates Address 2015 Family Leadership Summit

Republican Presidential Candidates Address 2015 Family Leadership Summit

  • Trump offers no Apologizes for McCain War Record Attack– “Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. Well, it is now Sunday, and for those of us that are of a political persuasion, it is time for the Sunday morning Political Talk Shows. On today’s edition of ‘This Week’ Donald Trump doubled down of his comments from Saturday at the ‘Family Leadership Summit’. Pushing Senator McCain even further claiming that the Senator “owes them an apology” for referring to some of McCain’s voters as “crazies”.As I have stated, time and time again, this kind of hyperbolic and hyper partisan rhetoric is not what the majority of Americans want to hear, want to witness, and will not vote for. I have no idea why Donald Trump keeps attacking the senior Senator from Arizona, but my guess is that he believes it will bolster his polling numbers and put distance from him and Jeb Bush. My two cents? I have a feeling that this just might backfire on Trump and force a further divide within the Republican party. With Republicans already fractured, this is not what the RNC or Republican mainstream candidates want.” NOW we can see that I am getting back more into the swing of writing and publishing with the new site, and the new site software. As the week progresses you will see that I am back to publishing articles of the same length and nature of my previous works!

Image: Sen. Bernie Sanders Holds Town Hall And Rally In Phoenix, Arizona

  • Bernie Sanders Draws Largest Crowds Yet in Phoenix“Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. I am just getting my footing, at my all new web site, and with this election cycle and I have realized that I have not give Senator Bernie Sanders enough ink. (Well… honestly… any ink… at all) That changes right now! With this article I launch my coverage of the campaign of Bernie Sanders for President. :)” This is my very first article covering the Presidential Campaign of Bernie Sanders. It will not be my last, and I hope that I do his run for office, justice!
Dawn Orbiter Maps Ceres

Dawn Orbiter Maps Ceres

  • Dawn Maneuvering to Third Science Orbit “Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. While working up some more great images from the New Horizons of Pluto I ran across this great article about the Dawn mission, currently mapping Ceres. Ceres, you might remember, was all in the news right before New Horizons started sending historic images back from Pluto. If you look over the right hand sidebar, you will see a rotating image of Ceres. Currently Dawn has descended to an altitude of 2,400 feet from the surface of Ceres.” Now, My Dear Shoevians, you can begin (with this article) to see the return of my writing style and how I have many images in each and every article. By the Friday publication I have returned to my original style and content structure. Thanks for hanging in there, as I got used to the new site and software.
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, descends the steps of the Lunar Module ladder July 20, 1969 as he prepares to walk on the Moon.

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, descends the steps of the Lunar Module ladder July 20, 1969 as he prepares to walk on the Moon.

  • 46 Years Ago Apollo 11 Landed on the Moon!“Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. Today is a historic day, for all Americans, for this is the day that (forty-six years ago) Edward ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong landed in the surface of the Moon. Fellow astronaut, Michael Collins, remained in the Command Module as these two intrepid astronauts achieved, for mankind, what no other people or nation had. The top image is of the three headed to the Apollo 11 rocket in Cape Canaveral Florida. It took three short days for the three to make the 238,900 miles (384,400 km) journey from Earth orbit to Lunar orbit.”  THIS! This article is my return to regular style and format for my articles. As well, I share more personal insights into the time period, who I shared this experience with, how old I was and how the memories still stay with me. This article really did take me back to 1969… and my father and I sharing this adventure together.
Zenyuanlong - Konglong Dinosaur

Zenyuanlong – Konglong Dinosaur

  • China Discovers Winged, Feathered ‘Dragon’ – “Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. I was wandering around the internet, when I stumbled upon this very interesting article about an all new dinosaur species. The picture, at the top of this article, shows what scientists think, is how this dinosaur looked 125 million years ago. The following images are of the actual discovery, the fossilized remains of the konglong dinosaur.” This article I just brought more images and less text. I was working to put something of interest up as quickly as possible. My traffic was incredible, and I wanted to see if I could keep the traffic numbers UP!
Pluto and Charon Shine in False Color

Pluto and Charon Shine in False Color

  • Lost in Space – New Horizons Reaches Pluto “Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe and the very first article I have written and published in nearly a month! Briefly, I have been plagued… terribly plagued with pains all over my body. From the base of my head all the way down into my arms and hands and now into my thighs and legs. MY spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease has worsened, greatly. I am completely unable to sit up on the side of my bed and writing/publishing. I simply can not last long enough to do research or gather images for a single article (anywhere from six to fourteen images per article).” This article was a genuine ‘Gargantuan’ article for the new blog location. With more than twelve images, fourteen footnotes and over sixteen pages long (in Word) I went the extra mile for the very FIRST edition of ‘Lost in Space’ to appear on all FOUR blog locations. FYI this article took three days and over fifteen hours to write, edit, upload, and embed images and publish. I had a hard time sleeping the night I published it… because of the pain it caused. Oh well… The price one pays for publishing a great article, right?
Varsity Gamers Get Scholarships

Varsity Gamers Get Scholarships

  • Varsity Gamers: Making History and Dumbfounding Parents“Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. While rummaging through the ‘news of the day’ I ran across this article at CNN. Seems gamers, just like myself, are now getting scholarships to college by just playing games… very well. This phenomenon is a boon to gamers of all walks of life, as the following story shows.” This is another ‘Drop-In’ article by me using the ‘Press This’ button I have installed on all my computer browsers. This allows me to just ‘drop-in’ an article that I have found without going through all the hassles that I did before my new blog software. This was a very pivotal article, for me and all gamers, when we can finally get a scholarship based on our gaming prowess!
Senator Lindsey Graham

Senator Lindsey Graham

  • Lindsey Graham has Comeback for ‘The Donald’ – “ In my defense… I just couldn’t help myself. The ‘theatrics’ of this whole Republican primary cycle has appealed to the actor in me. Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. Today I depart from my more serious fare, and share with you an article and a video that, well, it just tickled my funny-bone. In hopes that, you too, need a laugh today… here is the most recent clap trap from the bitter fight between Donald Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham. (FYI it comes in the form of a video)” This is the second article in the series of Donald V Lindsey. Shortly after the release of his video, Donald stopped picking on Senator Lindsey Graham, and started picking on Governor Rick Perry. It appears that unless Donald is picking on someone, he really has nothing to say… like he really ever does! LOL
Kepler Discovery

Kepler Discovery

  • NASA finds ‘Earth’s Bigger, Older Cousin’ – “Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. Well if this isn’t welcome news, then I have no idea what is! NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered the very first closest ‘earth-like’ planet ever. Situated in the constellation Cygnus a mere 500 light-years away. This planet is no more than a 10th larger than our Earth. With a rotational year of 385 days per year, and a gravity just about twice that of our Earth.” This is/was my final article for the week of July 19th, 2015. This article was mostly a hybrid in form and format. My Dear Shoevians I am still working the bugs out of my new site and software, please hang in there while I get back to bringing you the content you like, in the form and format you are accustom.

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With that, My Dear Shoevians, we bring this week’s edition of ‘A Week in Review’ to a close. I have to be completely honest. Writing, editing and publishing twelve articles did take a lot out of me. I am not so sure I will be able to keep up that same pace, week after week. I have enjoyed sharing all the different topics and content. Sharing images from New Horizons and Dawn to newly discovered Dinosaurs in China!

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THIS is the type and range of content I have always longed to deliver to you, My Dear Shoevians. This coming week I will have somewhat less time, with an upcoming ‘Trip to L.A.!’. Then, the next week, there will be the ‘Trip to L.A.!” And you can expect to not see me for several days. That trip takes a terrible toll on my body, my neck and back. I am in severe pain and suffering for anywhere from 48 to 72 hours. I hope that I have time to put some content in a hopper, so I have have it automatically publish.

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My Dear Shoevians this brings us to the very end of this article, and the very end of this week’s publications. I hope that you have enjoyed the ride, as much as I enjoyed providing the content for you.

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As always… If you have enjoyed your time here? Be sure to ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ my work with friends, family and coworkers. Let them have the same enjoyable adventure that you have found in these pages.

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Adieu!

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Thank you!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

Lost in Space – New Horizons Reaches Pluto

New Horizons Spacecraft

New Horizons Spacecraft

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(New Horizons Spacecraft)

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Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe and the very first article I have written and published in nearly a month! Briefly, I have been plagued… terribly plagued with pains all over my body. From the base of my head all the way down into my arms and hands and now into my thighs and legs. MY spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease has worsened, greatly. I am completely unable to sit up on the side of my bed and writing/publishing. I simply can not last long enough to do research or gather images for a single article (anywhere from six to fourteen images per article).

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In strides a ‘International Concern’ (that is what I was told to identify the parties involved in assisting me) willing to HELP! They purchased the very ‘Medical Bedside Table’ I pointed out, and have expressed the desire to assist with financing of my first year of an URL (hosting, registration, emails and all) for a web site ALL MY OWN! I am looking at www.theothershoe.co for the All NEW location of the primary blog for The Other Shoe. I will be keeping my blog at WordPress and Blogspot, too. All they have asked in return for their great generosity?

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1) The password to read all the finished pages of ‘The Horror in Smithville.

2) That I give them “First shot” at any novel(s), screenplay(s), and short story(s) that I write and finish in the same one year period.

3) FINISH ONE; novel, screenplay, or short story for them to read.

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That’s IT! They purchased, had shipped and delivered the table I desperately needed and are willing to help with the costs of registration of a domain, web hosting, and email for one blog location outside my current locations. How could I refuse!?!? I didn’t!

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Now, that I have cleared up all your questions My Dear Shoevians, I want to continue with this edition of ‘Lost in Space – New Horizons At Pluto’! As I was writing this article introduction I was also doing my research on the newest images from New Horizions[2]of Pluto and Charon. However, before I present these images and share my thoughts and observations mixed with technical and scientific information from NASA/JPL[3] I would like to take a moment to say “Thank you!”. Thank you to the ‘International Concern’ that took their time, money and effort to make this article and all that will follow for some time to come. If not for their help I would be stuck without the means to write and publish without creating severe pain and suffering. For all of you, My Dear Shoevians, that are regular readers (from all around the world) you know that since my battle with cancer I have repeatedly tried to return to a regular publishing schedule. Each and every time, I have failed. I have failed due to the increased and intractable pain that sitting (in any way), for extended periods of time, causes. Now I have a medical ‘Over-the-Bed’ styled table that I can sit (comfortably) in my bed-chair, with pillows supporting my head, neck and shoulders, thereby relieving all pressure and weight from my neck.

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How Big is Pluto? Decades Long Debate Settled

How Big is Pluto? Decades Long Debate Settled

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(How Big is Pluto? Decades Long Debate Settled)

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Whereas I know that you, My Dearest Shoevians, understand that between; research, uploading images, writing content, editing images, uploading images to three separate blog locations, uploading text and integrating text and images can take anywhere for six-eight hours to several DAYS. All of the ‘Gargantuan’ editions of ‘The Mars Report’ and ‘Lost in Space’ (deemed ‘Gargantuan’ once they reach 14+ pages in length and having 14+ images embedded) have taken two to three days from the very first image downloaded to my computer to the final editing and embedding of images into the finished article. Far from complaining I really rather enjoy these ‘Gargantuan’ editions. I just do not enjoy the days-weeks for pain that follows these endeavors. Now, that will (should be) a thing of the past.

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Right now I have already; researched, captured, uploaded, captioned and saved reference links for the eleven images that will make up this article. I see, from Task Manager, that my system has been ‘up’ for three hours and fifty-nine minuets. Yet, my neck and back… arms and hands are not hurting beyond my regular background level of pain. This IS a ‘Good Thing’! THANK YOU!

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The lead image of this edition is an artist’s impression of the New Horizons orbiter/spacecraft as it approaches Pluto. This was one of the very first images I saw when I started my research for the initial edition of ‘Lost in Space’ about the New Horizons’ mission. That’s right My Dear Shoevians; this is not my first article about the New Horizons mission, the spacecraft or its journey to the Kuiper Belt and Pluto. My original article, titled ‘Lost in Space – NASA Arrives at Kuiper Belt’[5] premiered April 17th, 2015. Long before this month’s media orgy over its arrival, close orbit, of the dwarf planet Pluto. I knew then that the arrival of New Horizons to the Kuiper Belt was a major accomplishment for America and mankind. I am just so very happy that I lived to see the day that man reached the very limits of our solar system. There is still the Oort Cloud, which I wrote about in my ‘Tour of Our Solar System #4’[6] series of ‘Lost in Space’ back in July 1st, 2014 (nearly exactly one year ago). Funny that I knew to write about this material as far back as one year ago, and as recently as in April of this year. Anywho. J

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Observations of Pluto Through the Years

Observations of Pluto Through the Years

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(Observations of Pluto Through the Years)

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The image, above, is a GIF. This GIF is actually a series of images of the dwarf planet Pluto as seen over the years. An animation combines many images taken of Pluto over the decades. The very first frame is a digital zoom of the initial discovery of Pluto in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh, image courtesy of Lowell Observatory Archives. The final frame zooms in to a close-up frame of Pluto released on July 15, 2015. I thought this a fitting image to begin our journey into the newest images of Pluto thanks to the New Horizons orbiter spacecraft. Now, My Dear Shoevians, if you would like some information about; the launch of the mission, the mission patch, the spacecraft itself or anything-about New Horizons’ nine year/four billion mile journey you can read it in my original article here: Lost in Space – New Horizons – Redux.

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Pluto Image Sent to Earth on July 14. 2015

Pluto Image Sent to Earth on July 14. 2015

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(Pluto Image Sent to Earth on July 14. 2015)

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The black and white image, above, was taken by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard the New Horizons spacecraft. It was taken on July 13, 2015 when the spacecraft was 476,000 miles (768,000 kilometers) from the surface of Pluto. This was, at the time it was taken, the very first High-Definition image ever taken of the surface of Pluto. The clarity and overall sharpness of this image is just breathtaking, to someone that has looked at blurry images and artist’s concept images for his entire life. For me, this image holds the same awe and mystery I found when I looked at the very first images astronauts Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Neil Armstrong took of the surface of the moon, forty-six years ago. Next is a false color version of this same image.

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Pluto is Dominated by the Feature Informally Named the “Heart”

Pluto is Dominated by the Feature Informally Named the “Heart”

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(Pluto is Dominated by the Feature Informally Named the “Heart”)

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Above is the single sharpest image, of the dwarf planet Pluto, mankind has ever seen. Everyone associated with the ‘New Horizons’ mission understood, from the onset, that the orbiter would transmit the clearest/sharpest images of Pluto and Charon ever seen by man. I, for one, was just not really ready for what New Horizons delivered! Since I was a boy all I had ever seen, of Pluto, was blurry images that left more to the imagination than my eyes and artist’s concepts. Neither of which contained the all new feature (informally) named ‘The Heart’. If you, My Dear Shoevians, look to the lower right quadrant of the image above you can see the outline of ‘The Heart’. Almost like Pluto texting us a heart. As New Horizons sped towards Pluto it captured the following incredible portrait image, one of Pluto and Charon sharing a frame, together.

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A Portrait from the Final Approach to Pluto and Charon

A Portrait from the Final Approach to Pluto and Charon

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(A Portrait from the Final Approach to Pluto and Charon)

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For decades scientists have theorized that the surface of Pluto (a terran planet out past our Jovian gas giants) would likely have a surface covered with ice. To the joy of scientists the world over the orbiter New Horizons ‘Ralph’ instrument revealed an abundance of methane ice. The ‘Ralph’ instrument is actually several imaging devices in one package.

“Ralph includes the Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC), which generates visible and near infrared multi-spectral images and a panchromatic “framing” array for navigation, and the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA), provided by NASA/Goddard, which generates short wave infrared hyperspectral images”[11]

However, Ralph (named after the 50’s television character in ‘The Honeymooners’) showed something more about the methane on the surface of Pluto. That this methane ice shows striking differences, from place to place, across the frozen surface of Pluto.

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““We just learned that in the north polar cap, methane ice is diluted in a thick, transparent slab of nitrogen ice resulting in strong absorption of infrared light,” said New Horizons co-investigator Will Grundy, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona. In one of the visually dark equatorial patches, the methane ice has shallower infrared absorptions indicative of a very different texture. “The spectrum appears as if the ice is less diluted in nitrogen,” Grundy speculated “or that it has a different texture in that area.”[12]

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Below is an early composite infrared image of the surface of Pluto by the ‘Ralph’ imaging package.

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Pluto: The Ice Plot Thickens

Pluto: The Ice Plot Thickens

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For our next, and last, images (today) of Pluto I have saved the best for last. This image is a close-up of the surface of Pluto near the equator. These high-definition images held a surprise for scientists and geologists alike. The ‘giant surprise’ was a range of youthful mountains rising as high as 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) above the surface of the icy body.

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“The mountains likely formed no more than 100 million years ago — mere youngsters relative to the 4.56-billion-year age of the solar system — and may still be in the process of building…” says Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team leader Jeff Moore of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.. That suggests the close-up region, which covers less than one percent of Pluto’s surface, may still be geologically active today.”

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The Icy Mountains of Pluto

The Icy Mountains of Pluto

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Now, My Dear Shoevians, we move on to one of Pluto’s moons… Charon. Pluto has five moons that orbit the little dwarf planet. (Yes, I am still a little miffed that they took away Pluto’s designation as one of our solar system’s nine planets) New horizons snapped some really impressive images of Charon and of Pluto and Charon together. Below are three of the most recent of these images.

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The image, below, is a false-color image made from composites taken by the Ralph imaging package. They were taken to highlight their compositional diversity. They are shown here in exaggerated colors that make it easy to note the differences in surface material and features on each planetary body.

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““These images show that Pluto and Charon are truly complex worlds. There’s a whole lot going on here,” said New Horizons co-investigator Will Grundy, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona. “Our surface composition team is working as fast as we can to identify the substances in different regions on Pluto and unravel the processes that put them where they are.”[15]

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Pluto and Charon Shine in False Color

Pluto and Charon Shine in False Color

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(Pluto and Charon Shine in False Color)

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Well, My Dear Shoevians, as I write this edition of ‘Lost in Space’ I can clearly see that this edition will qualify as a ‘Gargantuan’ edition. That means that this edition of ‘Lost in Space’ has twelve or more pages of content, twelve or more images and twelve or more footnotes. So, when you see me advertise this article in; Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, and Pintrest you will see me use the designation ‘Gargantuan’. I don’t use it often, but when I do you can be sure that you are in for a real treat of an article.

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I started this article back on the 17th of this month. That is the day that I did the research on the images, uploaded the images to my computer, captured the links for the footnotes and copied text from the original sites for quotes, here. This is a long process, but one that yields a high quality article, one that I enjoy sharing and can take pride… in. Our next-to-the-last image, of this edition, is a full screen close-up of Pluto’s moon, Charon. Taken late by New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on July 13, 2015 from a distance of 289,000 miles (466,000 kilometers) this image was a defining moment for the project.

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Charon’s Surprising, Youthful and Varied Terrain

Charon’s Surprising, Youthful and Varied Terrain

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(Charon’s Surprising, Youthful and Varied Terrain)

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Just below the equator, in this image, you can see a swath of cliffs and troughs. They stretch about 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) from left to right, suggesting widespread fracturing of Charon’s crust, likely a result of internal processes. In the upper right quadrant of this image (just below the upper polar region) the ‘dark spot’ is actually a canyon four to six miles deep!

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My Dear Shoevians we have come to the final image of this ‘Gargantuan’ edition of ‘Lost in Space’. Building on the image above, our following image shows a close-up of another region of the surface of Charon. We see the region of Charon’s surface just to the east of the image above. This image is named ‘Mountain in a Moat’.

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New Horizons Close-Up of Charon’s ‘Mountain in a Moat’

New Horizons Close-Up of Charon’s ‘Mountain in a Moat’

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(New Horizons Close-Up of Charon’s ‘Mountain in a Moat’)

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“The image shows an area approximately 240 miles (390 kilometers) from top to bottom, including few visible craters. “The most intriguing feature is a large mountain sitting in a moat,” said Jeff Moore with NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, who leads New Horizons’ Geology, Geophysics and Imaging team. “This is a feature that has geologists stunned and stumped.”[19]

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Well, My Dear Shoevians, I hope that you have enjoyed this ‘Gargantuan’ edition of ‘Lost in Space’. While it has taken me nearly a week to finish; writing, embedding images, editing and publishing this article? It was a labor of love. For, you see, My Dear Shoevians this is the very first article I have written and produced with my regular method since I landed my new URL! Yes, I have published nearly a dozen articles at all three blog locations, since Friday, for them I used a different method to; write, edit and publish. This way is longer, more difficult and more time consuming… but it is my method.

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As always, My Dear Shoevians, if you have enjoyed this article please be sure to ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ this with all your friends and family and all the social media you use and enjoy. This way more and more people can find and, too, enjoy this article and my works. I will be back, as soon as tomorrow, with more and more articles.

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My Dear Shoevians, if the past four days are any indication? You will see more articles and more often than ever before in my publishing career. I hope you enjoy what I have to share.

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Adieu!

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Thank you!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2015 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe


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