Monday, July 13, 2015

Ready For The Pluto Flyby Tomorrow?

Personally, I hope that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft takes pictures that mirror H. P. Lovecraft's vision of Pluto. In his story, "The Whisperer in Darkness," he referred to Pluto as Yuggoth and wrote:
Yuggoth... is a strange dark orb at the very rim of our solar system... There are mighty cities on Yuggoth—great tiers of terraced towers built of black stone... The sun shines there no brighter than a star, but the beings need no light. They have other subtler senses, and put no windows in their great houses and temples... The black rivers of pitch that flow under those mysterious cyclopean bridges—things built by some elder race extinct and forgotten before the beings came to Yuggoth from the ultimate voids—ought to be enough to make any man a Dante or Poe if he can keep sane long enough to tell what he has seen...
This is NOT Bermuda
Regardless, congratulations to the NASA team. It was long 91/2 years, but tomorrow they will once again make history.

I'm eagerly looking forward to the new discoveries. I just hope its not something that sees Earth as a delicious smorgasbord.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, maybe the Mi-go have viewed broadcasts of 'My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic" and just want to be our friends! You know, yank our brains out, stick them n those shining silver canisters of theirs, and take us on a personal tour of all the fun spots of the solar system. The ancient pits of Vulthoom on Mars... the true entity residing in what we weak mammals call the Great Red Spot of Jupiter... dread Azathoth burbling mindlessly beyond the last rim of Time and Space...