Pluto has been all the rage the last few days, since NASA’s New Horizons space probe flew within 8,000 miles of the dwarf planet on the morning of July 14.
Nearly a decade after New Horizons launched, a major discovery in our lifetime has been made. We now know more about Pluto than ever before, and we will be learning much more over the next year.
The United States received the first images, data and information from New Horizons at 5:50 a.m. July 15. New Horizons will continue to send new data as it is available over the next 16 months, according to National Geographic.
For the past month, I have sat back and monitored the progress of the Occupy Wall Street movement that has taken up camp in New York, and for the past month, I can honestly say I have been impressed with the fierce dedication this group has put forth into their campaign.
Starting on Sept. 17, 2,000 people marched up Broadway and 150 people stayed the night in Zuccotti Park in New York and began an encampment.