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Old December 31st 18, 06:14 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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If NASA will be showing photographs from the spacecraft as it flies past 'Ultima Thule' tonight I would be interested in watching. However, I do not wish to watch if all I'm going to see are talking heads, computer simulations, etc. How soon will photographs be released from the period of close approach?
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On Monday, 31 December 2018 13:14:58 UTC-5, wrote:
If NASA will be showing photographs from the spacecraft as it flies past 'Ultima Thule' tonight I would be interested in watching. However, I do not wish to watch if all I'm going to see are talking heads, computer simulations, etc. How soon will photographs be released from the period of close approach?


Takes a day or two usually. It takes 6 hours for the radio signal to reach Earth.
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Default should I stay awake long enough to watch the Ultima Thule flyby?

On Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:14:58 AM UTC-8, wrote:
If NASA will be showing photographs from the spacecraft as it flies past 'Ultima Thule' tonight I would be interested in watching. However, I do not wish to watch if all I'm going to see are talking heads, computer simulations, etc. How soon will photographs be released from the period of close approach?


All you gonna see is a chunk of dirty ice at best!
How boring is that?
I rather party tonight!
Happy New Year!
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On Monday, December 31, 2018 at 1:14:58 PM UTC-5, wrote:
If NASA will be showing photographs from the spacecraft as it flies past 'Ultima Thule' tonight I would be interested in watching. However, I do not wish to watch if all I'm going to see are talking heads, computer simulations, etc. How soon will photographs be released from the period of close approach?


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Data from the flyby won't arrive until mid-morning Jan 1st.

(Annoyed that tickets to NYE events start at about $100 around here, so maybe I'll watch this NASA show instead.)

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On Monday, December 31, 2018 at 1:14:58 PM UTC-5, wrote:
If NASA will be showing photographs from the spacecraft as it flies past 'Ultima Thule' tonight I would be interested in watching. However, I do not wish to watch if all I'm going to see are talking heads, computer simulations, etc. How soon will photographs be released from the period of close approach?


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Verge informs us, pics tomorrow,

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/1/18...mation-success

 




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