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Hey There, Pluto!
It’s sometimes hard to remember that most of the things we are familiar with have only been revealed recently. For example, 100 years ago, people did not use the term “galaxy,” since telescopes then were not powerful enough to detect that there were other “Milky Ways” out there.

In recent days, a spacecraft for the first time passed very close to Pluto—the distant dwarf planet. This was the culmination of the journey for New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever built. It has been traveling for close to 10 years, during which it covered almost six billion kilometers, passing within 13,000 kilometers of Pluto and in the process broadcasting the most amazing close-up images of the planet.

Stars in orbit can be photographed from earth, but never with the same resolution and quality as a close-up image. Except for the Moon, which is relatively close, it is not possible to map the geological features of other space bodies. Scientists believe that gathering information about these characteristics is key for understanding how the solar system was formed.

The painstaking work of gathering scientific data to unravel the mysteries of the world’s origins is meaningful only if there is a theoretical framework to interpret the results. However, at present the science of cosmology is built on many conjectures that have yet to be proven. It’s possible that many of these conjectures will never be proven, since we can’t go back in time to investigate the conditions that existed at the beginning of time. We can only extrapolate based on conditions as we know them today.

This great hole in our knowledge drives us to learn and discover more and more. At the same time, we are not satisfied with current explanations and strive to refine our theories and understanding. The more we discover, the more questions arise, leading to new studies, on and on.

New technology drives new scientific breakthroughs, aided by unconventional thinking that breaks the fundamental limits of science as we know it and forces us to confront radical, powerful ideas. This information is already present in the world, but not accessible to us using the “old” scientific mindset. We are ready for an explosion of knowledge, and explosion of light and truth. We are ready for the revelation of the biggest mysteries, beyond the grasp of the human mind. Are you ready? Moshiach is on the way. G-d will finally remove the curtain that prevents us from glimpsing the world beyond. Get ready, because we will soon behold G-d in all His glory.



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