Above is a site from spacedaily about Pluto. Just a litle read.
However, the thing that captures my mind is the fact it is very far away from the sun.
Would there be enough sunlight to light the surface to take some snapshops during flyby? And surely the 'DARkside' of Pluto will be 'in the dark' just like our moon!
So, I'm thinking, that if one travels in space, say, between suns,(these are very great distances indeed) would the traveller encounter planets, objects or anything else he wouldn't recognize in the dark, and crash into them, obviously 'radar' such devices would have to be built to 'see' into the void.
We may be living the dream today with our planetary exploration techniques etc..., but lets face it...it ain't no Startrek. (mind the compilation of words to make that last statement).
Has anyone else thought of this? Or is it not a problem at all.