Skip to comments.NASA Receives Signal From New Horizons Spacecraft After Historic Flyby 4 Billion Miles From Earth
Posted on 01/01/2019 11:41:50 AM PST by BenLurkin
Although the flyby occurred at 12:33 a.m. ET on Tuesday, the spacecraft is so far from Earth that the phone-home signal didnt reach us until about 10:30 a.m. ET.
Mission scientists were relieved about the success because there was only one chance to get it right as New Horizons screamed past Ultima at 31,500 miles per hour. This incredible feat was possible because thousands of operations on the spacecraft worked in sync.
Weve just accomplished the most distant flyby, mission operations manager Alice Bowman said. This science will help us understand the origins of our solar system.
New Horizons has also sent back a first look at Ultima Thule taken from half a million miles out, so pardon the pixels.
(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...
Uh huh, and for the record, here are your comments which appear as though their right out of Berkeley, CA.
Like everyone else, I read it the same way. The article is not clear. It could have simply stated the interval. Generally speaking, more than a few in the science fields have difficulty writing coherent sentences for non-scientists.
Fantastic post !
I could explain it to them for free.
It’s incredible to me that something as small as these satellites can transmit with sufficient power to be received billions of miles away.
Now I know what happened to Li’l Abner’s Schmoos.
Heh. I see what you did there.
Well, as C. S. Lewis said, “it costs nothing, as far as we know, for Him to create nice things.”
But I mean, the knowledge. The idea that the operation of the universe is regular enough to be scrutinized according to a science is tied to theological premises.
Mistakes happen to the best, and even me.
Someone someday ought to compile a set of FR memes, according to which things are analyzed.
Bible themes seem more propitious to me. But maybe that’s just me. What might be germane? Well, for example, the heavens testify to the glory of God. Whatever the reasons given by those who embarked on the mission, it’s worth looking at the matter through those lenses.
The further the scientists analyze, the more it looks like something deeply knowing is behind the universe.
Perhaps it is too painful to talk about the glory of God today, for example because so many inglorious things seem to be going on right now. Or we seem to want to tell people that it’s enough to say “God made it” and then to turn away our sight. Both attitudes would miss the mark He desires. The bible was not authored without a God and a universe to which it would apply. And we are well advised to glorify the Lord, not just make snappy little statements about Him for the sake of making them.
Nixon canceled Apollo to free up funds for LBJ’s great society programs. Nixon was almost perfectly wrong in every decision he ever made.
Apollo was massively expensive as a launch system and had no real future — it wasn’t designed for anything but one off shots to the moon. Also, the very nature of the moon missions were incredibly risky. The lack of political will was more on the nuclear end of things, which is absolutely essential for sustained manned space exploration beyond low earth orbit.
Nixon also sabotaged the shuttle program, effectively killing any real manned space exploration for the next fifty years (and counting).
I took it as a joke. Lighten up.
They sure didn’t find a sense of humor on the moon for some tight panties FReepers.
Great. Space Allergens.
So because you believe that one item on the list is somehow in error, all the others are similarly dismissed?
A quote from the documentation I gave - which you must not have read:
“LASIK technology comes from the 1980s efforts for autonomous rendezvous and docking of space vehicles to service satellites. Eventually a range and velocity imaging LADAR was demonstrated that could be used for docking spacecraft. LADAR was also used in military and NASA-sponsored research for applications in strategic target tracking and weapons firing control. This technology is used by Eye surgeons to track eye movements at a rate of 4,000 times per second while reshaping the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, using a laser.”
As you can see this refers to the TECHNOLOGY, not the PROCEDURE which are two different things.
Doctors took the technology and created a procedure. Without the tech, no procedure no LASIK
So that’s another miss.
As for all the others ...
This AM heard that it will be 4 years before all the imaging data is returned to Earth. I assume the delay has something to do with power requirements and the 4 billion miles.
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