September 03, 2019

Orbits

Launched in 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft was first purposed to take fly-by pictures of the dwarf planet Pluto.  Having successfully completed this goal, its mission was extended to include the Kuiper Belt. Now 4 billion miles from home, New Horizons is living up to its name, engaging in the most distant exploration in the history of humanity.  It is so far away that messages from the satellite take a whopping 6 hours and 8 minutes to arrive back to Earth. In this day of instant gratification, that is a very long time indeed.

hunger pangs …
my son texts me
from upstairs 


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