Double planet encounter

double planet. first close encounterThe New Horizons spacecraft that was launched in 2006, has just completed its mission objective with a fly by of Pluto.  what we may have found is that Pluto and what was it’s largest moon Charon may in fact be a double planetary system with each planet rotating around a point in space. if this is found to be true we have just witnessed our else photos of such a system.

at the very least it looks like Plutos surface is complex enough with snow cover and strange polygonal shapes , that it may be reinstated as a planet.  I am looking forward to see more NASA photos like the one I. this post and I will be following  closely the news releases from our most distant (well most of the time, most distant) member of our little piece of the universe.

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