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    Default Re: NASA proposes mission to Triton

    Makes sense. Obviously some interesting things going on under those cloud layers.
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    Default Re: NASA proposes mission to Triton

    i would love new high resolution imagery of Neptune

    does any one know if it will be a lander or an orbiter?

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    Default Re: NASA proposes mission to Triton

    Thanks for the interesting article.
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    Default Re: NASA proposes mission to Triton

    Quote Originally Posted by cowfly View Post
    i would love new high resolution imagery of Neptune

    does any one know if it will be a lander or an orbiter?
    Neither, just a single fly-by. Slowing down to go into orbit would be a problem as it would have to travel very fast to get there in a reasonable time.

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    Default Re: NASA proposes mission to Triton

    that's cool i wonder if it could flyby any KBOs

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    Default Re: NASA proposes mission to Triton

    Quote Originally Posted by cowfly View Post
    that's cool i wonder if it could flyby any KBOs
    New Horizons team is considering another flyby target in the Kuiper Belt for 2020 or 2021

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    Default Re: NASA proposes mission to Triton

    Quote Originally Posted by mythos917 View Post
    New Horizons team is considering another flyby target in the Kuiper Belt for 2020 or 2021
    i had no idea it was going to be so soon

 

 

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