Meet Ralph, the New Horizons Camera Bringing Pluto into Sharp Focus ….

“Eighty-five years after being discovered by an astronomer named Clyde, a camera called Ralph is about to bring Pluto into sharp focus”

I’m sure that we have all been watching the news and are now aware that it has taken over 9 years and about 5 billion kilometres but NASA’s New Horizons probe has now passed the dwarf planet Pluto and its 5 moons.

Ralph has beamed back amazing images of this planet and according to their website it will take more than a year to filter all the data captured on Pluto back to Earth.

The link below gives an overview of the how Ralph overcame the all the obstacles including the coldness of space, severe radiation and the lack of sunlight due to Pluto being far away ….

http://spacenews.com/new-horizons-about-to-bring-an-unknown-world-into-sharp-focus/

 

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