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Target: Ultima Thule

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Sounds so much like a comic series I'd have read as a kid... Dan Dare and the villains of Ultima Thule!... or Judge Dredd and the Ultima Thule heist!


    New Horizons is back baby!


    [though my original thread died with Opinion long ago ... we shall not speak of this]

    So Ultima Thule is 30km across... NH is going at 14km per sec.... that's two and a half seconds to snap some photos...

    Crikey this is going to be a very brief encounter.

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  2. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    That was pretty much my assumption from reading your title. Or possibly a Servalan style space minx.
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  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    There is celebrity endorsement as well
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  4. Theophilus

    Theophilus New commenter

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  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It has disappeared.
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  6. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  7. sodalime

    sodalime Star commenter

    Sorry to lower the tone, but there's even an Alaskan holiday lodge experience in homage to NASA's journey of Plutonic discovery - http://www.ultimathulelodge.com/

    ETA: Where will the franchising end? Another galaxy?
  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Not really.

    In Greek and Roman literature Thule was the farthest place north of was possible to travel. Sometimes Ultima Thule was a Latin name for Greenland, when Thule was used for Iceland.

    The USAF's northernmost air base (in Greenland) is named Thule Air Base.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
  9. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    That chair looks very comfortable.
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    First images
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  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    And in other news...

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  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    And the Chinese probe Chang is going to land on the far side of the moon...some point in the next two days.

    ~ meanwhile on UK TV Rita Ora is belching the alphabet ... pathetic~
  13. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I should point out that it will take a couple of years to get the photos developed

    That's even longer than it takes if you go to Boots
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  14. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Only the last of the high definition data. The low definition pictures should be available within days.
  15. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    What happens if the aliens stick a big net out to catch it and salvage it for parts? They might need a new EPS coupling, or intermix converter. They were always busting them on Star Trek.
  16. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Have to say, I think Greenland is more interesting. They have rocks too.
  17. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  18. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    The object in question is a remote, bleak, cold, icy object in the middle of nowhere.

    Much like Milton Keynes in Winter
  19. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    You haven't been to Wrexham.
  20. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    Nor have I. Since yesterday.

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