The International Astronomical Union in 2008 designated that orbital zone of our solar system beyond Neptune, that includes the dwarf planets Pluto and Eris, as the Plutoid Zone. The New Horizons spacecraft and its mission is on its way to explore this region and our once ninth planet Pluto. I will describe this mission and provide some editorial commentary on my views of the benefits and new knowledge that will come from it.
I will be back soon. Please stay tuned!
NOTE: While you wait: Plan on visiting AstonomyFM and catch their special on Pluto and the Kuiper Belt on "From Light To Darkness" Here
Saturday, January 9, 2010
UPDATE AND CHANGE INFORMATION
Happy New Year!
To all my faithful followers: My apologies for being away for so long. I am in the process of upgrading and changing one of my servers. This will mean that the link to inline (online) music and pictures will appear broken. This will be corrected by mid-February. My apologies for this inconvenience. Please be patient and stick with My Celestia.
In the meantime if you have not read it or heard about it, please consider reading my review of planetary scientist Sara Seager's wonderful book: "Is There Life Out There?" Best of all, please consider purchasing your own copy. It is a valuable addition to your personal libraries. Here is the link to the review, and it includes a link to Sara's web site. Enjoy.