Pluto.

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  1. BR-549

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  2. ericgibbs

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    I guess we will find Pluto.?;) I didn't release we had mislaid it.

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  3. BR-549

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    We have always found new things when we go to a new place.

    We will spend several months there....and then to the Kuiper belt.

    Which is over 30 more AUs out. Years of travel.

    What is causing the seasonal color change? Some say moon shadow....but that's
    a lot of color change.

    We should be there long enough to get a good idea.

    You never know....we might find an abandoned space outpost.
     
  4. joeyd999

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    Ah, yes. The Grebulons. On Rupert. Watching our TV.
     
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    I saw some earlier pictures, but I could not clearly see the wobble. Too much reflection I believe.
    As we get closer, with that size moon, we should clearly see the wobble of Pluto, I would think.
    It will be interesting to see how the wobble effects the outer moons.
    None of our present equations can describe more than one or two orbital objects.

    http://www.space.com/29415-pluto-moons-rings-search-new-horizons.html
     
  6. wayneh

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    Analytically. With iteration and supercomputing, we can do a lot more.
     
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    wayneh,

    If I am not mistaken, Nasa uses modified Kepler equations.

    Of course from observation, orbits look like ellipses. So that what he based his equations on.

    But the orbit is not elliptical, fudge factors and corrections are needed.

    If there is anyone here who works with gravity, try this.

    Gravity.jpg
     
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    Have you ever met someone who doesn't?
     
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    Ha ha...your right Joe. I guess we all do whether we like it or not.

    Let's say the study of orbits.
     
  10. cmartinez

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    Actually... it's normally gravity who works on me...
     
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