The littlest planet, which has inspired so much science fiction, is finally entering science fact. This morning (EST) the closest flyby ever captured images of the airless world. Those images won’t be available until tomorrow, but in the meantime, here are a couple lovely portraits.
As with the comet lander Philae, this project amazes me. We are so close to leaping off this world and into the great unknown. What’s next? Where do we find the energy to shake loose the shackles of mud and reach upward for our handful of stars?
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