"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
--1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Correction: It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum. The 'Times' regrets the error."
NY Times, July 1969.

— New York Times

Pluto Revealed!

Pluto July 13

 

Here is the best image of Pluto before its historic flyby of Pluto. This image was taken on July 13 and released on the morning of July 14.

 

Note there will be no additional images from the spacecraft until Wednesday, July 15. Some additional images from the flyby will be beamed back to Earth, arriving at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday and released soon after.

 

For the latest images and news about the mission see:

NASA website

or the New Horizons website