NASA’s New Horizons probe finally reached Pluto and its dwarf moon, Charon. After traveling 9 years and 3.6 billion miles, New Horizons took hundreds of images on Tuesday morning. With three cameras on board, the most impressive is "Ralph." A camera equipped with a 75mm lens at f/8.7, capable of capturing visible light and some infrared light. As New Horizons traveled away from the sun, temperatures drop causing materials to shrink. Lisa Hardaway, an engineer at Ball Aerospace in Colorado knew "Ralph" would have to be built almost entirely of one type of material.
“We actually built the mirrors and the chassis out of aluminum so that as they shrink, they would shrink together, to maintain the same focal length. We could do a reasonable test on Earth and still expect the same quality image,” Hardaway says.
Even the camera’s mirrors were made out of aluminum. To turn dull aluminum into mirrors, Ball sharpened it with diamonds. The lens was one of the few pieces of the camera that could be safely made out of glass.
A huge mission. An impressive camera. One set of historic photographs.
Mervyn O'Gorman was an accomplished English electrical and aircraft engineer. His interest in photography led him to become a pioneer of color photography. In 1913, O'Gorman composed the photographs below, today they are featured in many exhibitions around the world. Using the Autochrome Lumière process, he skillfully captured his daughter, Christina in a series of color photographs. The shallow depth of field was created by long exposures and a large aperture, a style many photographers appreciate. Our team enjoys taking on photographer inspired projects, O'Gorman may be our next one!
Even The booth was wagging their tails this weekend.
Sigurjon and Justin spent the weekend with Barkbox, the doggie product subscription service, turning cute dogs into glamourous superstars!
Our "puparazzi" coverage on the red carpet captured costumes, treats, and of course, the cutest pups in the world. We absolutely loved being part of the 1st Annual Kentucky Derpy, and can't wait to come back next year!
The Booth wishes you luck with your NCAA Tournament Bracket! May it be a very Sweet 16!
The Booth office standings
-Andres is out of luck picking Maryland as the final winner, but still in the lead with 450 points.
-Barbara picked University of North Carolina as the final winner.
-Chessa is looking great with Kentucky as the final winner with 340 points, so far.
-Ian picked Wisconsin as the final winner. So far he has 400 points.
Either way, we're all excited for tomorrow's games!
The first ever WFAN/ Ready Scrip Sports Health Expo included autograph signings and sports clinics by a long list of sports greats including: Bernie Williams, Goose Gossage, Doc Gooden, Mickey Rivers, Mookie Wilson, Walt Clyde Frazier, Antrel Rolle, Wesley Walker, David Carr, Sid Fernandez, Kerry Kittles, Sean Landeta, and Tiki Barber (pictured below in The Booth).