Pluto Encounter, B-Roll

Jul 14, 2015 | Ice Investigators

Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 11.32.25 AMIt is now 12:20pm Eastern on encounter day and with nothing to do but wait for New Horizons to call us back and let us know it’s ok, everyone seems to have developed a case of the creative and/or a case of the sillies. We here at CosmoQuest are down with that and want to share our favourite moments of humor … after all we need to pass the hours somehow! (This will also get storify’d later today.)

last edit 12:42pm Eastern. Updates will continue throughout the day.

Did you ever try // to describe exploring worlds // as #PlutoHaiku?

A few that caught our eye. Check out the hashtag #PlutoHaiku for more.


I’m worth the trip
deep into the galaxy
and we can be friends
by @AuthenticPluto

Dwarf planet #Pluto
Through science & stamina
Teaches us #LoveWins
by @BerkeleyLab

Pluto dwarf planet
Inspiring world’s scientists
Giant in our hearts
by @AstroChildress

“Dwarf planet” Pluto?
That Mickey Mouse decision
Seems Goofy today.
by @RonThibodeaux

A new horizon
Pluto’s ice is evident
Frozen but so hot right now
by @scyspy

What winds are sweeping
Across those distant terrains
Quiet and ancient
by @Alex_Parker

Pluto pluto plu-
to pluto pluto pluto
pluto pluto. Wow.
also by @Alex_Parker

Wow, what a difference a mission can make!

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Pluto has Heart – Now in Hi-Res

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And Pluto has…, Pluto

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We all might need a nap, but for now we’re silly

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Oh – And companies are already looking to build there (or invade)

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And yes, the detail is amazing!

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  1. Pluto - a musical tribute › RELATIV EINFACH › SciLogs - Wissenschaftsblogs - […] ...und wer vorher noch eine Dosis Pluto-Flyby-Albernheiten braucht: die gibt's zum Beispiel hier. […]
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