The Latest From Pluto Is Incredible

It’s been close to two months since New Horizons flew past Pluto, and only recently has it entered into the data transfer stage of the mission. It’ll take months for the images to be sent back to Earth. There’s a lot to send, and the best has yet to come.

But we got to see something special recently. Here’s a very detailed image, a mosaic of high resolution images that shows half of one hemisphere very clearly. It brings up a lot of questions, as it’s extremely dynamic. There are so many different kinds of geological features, it’s going to take a very long time to unravel the history of what we see.

nh-spherical-mosaic-9-10-15Amazing, isn’t it? Click on it to see a higher resolution image.

You can read a bit about it at NASA’s website.

So, how impressed are you with these images?

ATM Pet Peeve

I’m normally a patient person. I can wait in line at a restaurant for 30 minutes, I can wait for a train or bus, and I can wait for a doctor. But there’s one thing that irritates me: ATM hogs.

These people use the ATM for everything. Not just to withdraw or deposit money, but to also take care of all of their banking. It’s worse when there’s only one ATM available. The worst is at an actual branch and only one or two ATMs are available. They spend ten minutes doing everything while twenty people are behind them. If they have that much to do, they should do the courteous thing and go to a bank teller! Many people are on a lunch break and have limited time. It just ticks me off.

Them and people who stop in doorways for no good reason. Don’t get me started on them.

What makes you feel impatient?