New Horizons at Jupiter

The New Horizons probe, aiming for Pluto, must first complete a successful fly-by of the solar system’s largest planet to get there. The mission scientists will also use the next five months to test various systems on the spacecraft and get things tuned up for the Pluto encounter in 2015.

Above is an image from 8 January of Jupiter and the volcanic moon Io at a distance of 36 million miles.

Below is last September’s very long-range glimpse of next decade’s target.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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