Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Otto the Dachshund Travels to Pluto!

Otto the Dachshund traveling through the Hubble Deep Field. Created by Ralph Petrozello.

'Otto' the Dachshund is traveling to Pluto. Seriously. Well, at least his photograph is. This photo was one of 50 selected to be part of the New Horizons Digital Time Capsule, on board the New Horizons spacecraft on its way to Pluto. As the spacecraft approaches its rendezvous with Pluto, it will send back a "family portrait" of the Pluto system. The return of this image from the spacecraft will be used as the signal for the time capsule to be opened and shown to Earth in 2015.

Read all about the creation of this photo, its creator Ralph Petrozello, and more about Otto (RIP) at Universe Today.

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