Dateline Monday night July 13, 2015…and Updated on July 15, July 17, July 19 and July 29: "I am prepared to wait for my answer until Hell freezes over."(American UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson II, former presidential candidate and Governor of Illinois, in response to the Soviet Union's UN Ambassador Valerian Zorin concerning their nuclear missiles being placed 90 miles off the coast of Florida during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, 53 years ago in October 1962 [Note: In astrology, Pluto is totally associated with Hell, nuclear-atomic energy and bombs, fallout shelters, as well as secrets, lies, terror and extreme fears.]
Well, we now know that distant planet Pluto, named for the ancient God of the Underworld (Hell) and key astrological planet of extremes, is both very snowy & icy (on its surface) and perhaps internally hot in some unusual way because the latest pictures (July 15, 16 and 17, following the historic Pluto flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft) are revealing incredible vistas of ice-snow mountains and icy plains, as well as few impact craters -- with all of this astonishing the astronomer-scientists at the New Horizons mission center in Laurel, Maryland.
Original beginning of this feature on July 13, 2015: Humanity is about to experience a heightened wave of Plutonic events as the New Horizons spacecraft – launched on January 19, 2006 and traveling billions of miles over 9+ years – flies by the mysterious, secretive planet within 7,800 miles tomorrow morning Tuesday July 14 (closest approach at 7:49:57AM EDT, based on the science center tracking the spacecraft from Laurel, Maryland).
This is only the preliminary portion of a more extensive article that will be expanded over the coming days, weeks and months as Pluto-type phenomena appear on our beleaguered planet.
When the Voyager II spacecraft flew by Uranus in late-January 1986 – snapping the first close-up photographs of that revolutionary planet (first discovered on March 13, 1781) – a few days later the Space Shuttle Challenger shockingly exploded less than 2 minutes after launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Then three months later, the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine experienced a disastrous meltdown, sending poisonous radioactivity into the atmosphere, far and wide. These were major Uranus-type of events.
When the same Voyager II spacecraft flew by Neptune 3+ years later in August 1989 – snapping the first close-up photographs of that visionary planet (first discovered on September 23, 1846) – in the weeks and months that followed the Berlin Wall began to fall and communist regimes in Eastern Europe dissolved under a liberalization wave, eventually leading to the reunification of Germany in 1990 and the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. [Just after Neptune was discovered in 1846, Socialist movements sprung up in Europe and the Communist Manifesto was written by Marx and Engels.]
Pluto was discovered by “Comet” Clyde Tombaugh in Flagstaff, Arizona via examining photographic plates of the so-called mysterious “Planet X” on February 18, 1930 and the discovery was announced to the world on March 13, 1930 – the anniversary of the discovery of Uranus. Synchronistic with the discovery of Pluto was the Stock Market Crash of October 1929 – leading to the Great Depression of the 1930s. In addition, the “underworlds” of violent crime, dictatorial regimes (rise of Stalin, Mussolini, Mao and Hitler) as well as the search for atomic-nuclear power were all connected to finding distant Pluto, named after the ancient Roman god of the underworld and representing all kinds of extremes, terrors, and horrors being let loose within humanity.
During the past few months, we have all seen extremist-underworld type events happening in many areas of life around the globe – the killing rampages of ISIS (with the accompanying widespread fear and violent response by Western nations), the struggles regarding Greece either staying in or being cast out of the European Union, gigantic losses recently, in the trillions of dollars, in the Chinese stock markets, the battle over nuclear energy in terrorist-oriented Iran (with an apparent deal done the morning of the Pluto flyby!), Ukraine and Russia still battling over land and ethnic allegiances, alarming increases of homicides in American cities (strongly connected to racial violence and police brutality), the horrific murders of 9 black individuals in a South Carolina church – by a lone-wolf white killer – leading to the eventual removal of the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina capital, the Supreme Court major rulings in support of Gay Marriage and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the large-scale financial scandals imploding at FIFA (the main world soccer organization), weekly reports of hacking and stealing of vital information on tens of millions of people within the government and at banks and large corporations, the appearance of Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, and now Plutocrat Donald Trump (with their multi-millions of $$$ for fundraising toward the “buying of the presidency in 2016”).
And in amazing Plutonic fashion, Americans watched for about three we