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Desc:Never thought I'd live to see the day.
Category:Science & Technology, News & Politics
Tags:NASA, Space, pluto, dwarf planet, New Horizons
Submitted:Pillager
Date:07/26/15
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Comment count is 23
Old_Zircon
This is the best thing Fred Olen Ray has done since Alienator!
godot
Cthulhu Reggio is the dark area to the right at 0:40.

Fellow nerds, Yuggoth, Mi-go, Cxaxukluth, Hziulquoigmnzhah, Ghisguth and Tsathoggua are all acceptable Mythos names for Pluto terrain. Save Cthulhu for a hitherto unnamed deep ocean trench or mountain rang.
jangbones
IT'S ON PLUTO

Shoebox Joe
http://tinyurl.com/onov5f7
memedumpster
Hitch the Chevelle to the Star Horse, baby, we're movin' to Pluto!
Rodents of Unusual Size
This shouldn't nearly bring a tear of joy to my eye, right? Because I honestly feel that touched by this.
Binro the Heretic
The solar system is just a little bit smaller.
infinite zest
Am I the only one who thinks "dwarf planet" is a little politically incorrect? Like if I had dwarfism I'd feel kind of offended. I think they used to call them Planetoids.
infinite zest
But I guess if I was a planet I'd be offended by that word too..

Bort
Dwarves don't like being called peopleoids either.

memedumpster
Microcephalosphere?

infinite zest
If I could pronounce it I'd use it! :)

TeenerTot
We should name them after Hermes. Hermeroids. They circle Uranus.

Rodents of Unusual Size
There is a term for them. They are all technically called Trans-Neptunian objects.

Rodents of Unusual Size
or for short we could call them 'trannoids'

Bort
I ought to be awestruck by this, but more than anything I find it depressing: another (presumably) lifeless frozen rock, same as n-1 bodies in the known universe. Just show me a fungus and I'll be elated, and then wonder what it tastes like.
memedumpster
On the one hand, I want to say something meaningful and optimistic to cheer you up, like "it's not lifeless now, Bort, we sent a probe there, so we're the life that now longs for Pluto. Also consider, no two bodies in the universe are the same, so each one is a new adventure."

But honestly, give me a guarantee of ten years to live and I'd move to any lifeless body in the universe to get away from the life on this planet. I wouldn't care if it was a grey comet in the middle of a cosmic void. Earth is my least favorite planet in the universe.

memedumpster
Except the moon, it's too close to earth.

Bort
Is there any place on earth you'd like to live? Even a slightly fictional, idealized version of a real place?

I always figured there are places in Canada that are relatively unfucked; if I had a traveling jones I might go there. Always wanted to find out what happened to the slaves who escaped to Canada, see their settlements or what's left of them; it might make for a good road trip one of these days.

memedumpster
That's the thing, traveling around makes new people a cultural novelty, but staying put makes people just people, and that's the same as it ever was, wherever you go. That and I've lived long enough now to see some places I genuinely liked get straight fucked to oblivion by people, so if I did find such a place, I'd live in fear of its ruin. It would have to be somewhere earth-ape can't reach. A catch-22.

memedumpster
I guess my point is, people are people, and you may as well just try and get along with whatever people are in the place you're at.

bopeton
Sometimes when I see stuff like this, I get this little twinge of hope for our future as a species.

In the midst of religious fanatics trying to drag us back to the Dark Ages, of wars for gold and people breeding endless starving children, maybe we will be all right after all. Maybe we can find a way.

But then I just get sad because I've been watching too much Star Trek. We're all going to be a bunch of mean, brutish peopleoids in 200 years, throwing rocks at each other and cowering before idols.
That guy
Something about the resolution and the blank graphics for the second shot must be giving conspiracy nuts and other crazy people of various stripes a raging hard-on.
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