1. Larry says

    In your wildest dreams, did you ever believe you’d be looking at hi-res images of Pluto? Frickin’ Pluto? I’m so conditioned to seeing an image of a small, white dot set against an expanse of black, this is simply mind-blowing. 3.7 billion miles from the sun and NASA/JPL were able to guide a spacecraft there to with 8000 miles and take pictures like this. If this doesn’t peg your awesome-meter, check your pulse.

  2. Ray, rude-ass yankee SJW "Bwaahahahaha!" says

    After the David Cameron “pig gate” thing, “Become one with Pluto.” takes on a Disney porn kind of association in the gutter of my mind. But this picture, oh my, it’s made of all the awesome.

  3. Ray, rude-ass yankee SJW "Bwaahahahaha!" says


    Mickey Mouse’s first dog was named Hades?

    Disclaimer: The previous was an attempt at humor, any resemblance to actual humor is purely coincidental.

  4. Richard Smith says

    Did Disney slap that copyright onto the dwarf planet?

    (Crater just to the left of the “heart”)

  5. Akira MacKenzie says

    “Yuggoth… is a strange dark orb at the very rim of our solar system… There are mighty cities on Yuggoth—great tiers of terraced towers built of black stone… The sun shines there no brighter than a star, but the beings need no light. They have other subtler senses, and put no windows in their great houses and temples… The black rivers of pitch that flow under those mysterious cyclopean bridges—things built by some elder race extinct and forgotten before the beings came to Yuggoth from the ultimate voids—ought to be enough to make any man a Dante or Poe if he can keep sane long enough to tell what he has seen…”

    —H. P. Lovecraft, “The Whisperer in Darkness”

  6. Pierre Le Fou says

    There are two blogs I read regularly. Pharyngula, and Bad Astronomy. And suddenly I come here, and now I’m all confused. What next, Phil Plait will post something about gene regulation in drosophila? :-)

  7. Pierre Le Fou says

    PZ, you should have ended your blog post with “click the image to enplutonize” or something to that effect. That’s what Phil does.

  8. prae says

    Soon the Mi-Go will come over and take our brains back to Yuggoth. I’Ä SHUB-NIGGURATH! I’Ä! I’Ä!