# Why New Horizons Won't Orbit Pluto (with math and shit)

You may or may not have seen the article over on Gizmodo but I was hoping that there would be some math in this article. Undeterred, I have decided to do it myself. Below is a back of the napkin mathematical explanation of why New Horizons won’t orbit.

# Who Knew Maths Could Be NSFW

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``` Google this: exp(-((x-4)^2+(y-4)^2)^2/1000) + exp(-((x +4)^2+(y+4)^2)^2/1000) + 0.1exp(-((x +4)^2+(y+4)^2)^2)+0.1exp(-((x -4)^2+(y-4)^2)^2)

— SciencePorn (@SciencePorn) September 30, 2014

# Dear Oppo: Help with Mass Airflow modifications please

Alright, so I haven't posted much about this, but I am dyscalculate. This is a learning disability where I have a huge problem with numbers and math. It is very roughly equivalent to dyslexia, only in broad strokes since math is everywhere blah blah high school teachers were right.