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Fraser
2016-Feb-13, 05:00 PM
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Still looking for the right card for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Why not do it in cosmic proportion by getting NASA on your side? *The tender-hearted folks at agency*may have just what you're looking for.
The staff at the*New Horizons (http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/) mission headquarters offers two valentines this season that play off Pluto's heart-shaped, icy plain Tombaugh Regio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombaugh_Regio). While the temperature there hovers around 400 below, *you're guaranteed a 98.6 smile when your sweetie opens the card and sees your love reflected in glittering nitrogen ice.
Pluto not your thing? Select from 12 different Mars e-card love greetings at this NASA site and blow your partner away in a Martian dust devil of love. Many of the heart-shaped features depicted on the cards are genuine features and include*collapse pits, craters and mesas (http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2010/02/13/mars-loves-ya-baby/).
Even the asteroids send their saucy wishes.*Check out the delightful series of valentines from the upcoming OSIRIS-Rex sample return mission (http://www.asteroidmission.org/) to 101955 Bennu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101955_Bennu), slated to launch in September this year and return a sample of the carbonaceous (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbonaceous)asteroid to Earth in 2023. If you go this route, I'd complement the card with a meal heavy on edible carbonaceous material at your partner's favorite restaurant.
Happy Valentine's Day! Spread the love for a happier planet.
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Cougar
2016-Feb-14, 11:53 AM
Thanks, Fraser. That came in handy. :)