Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Greetings from Jupiter

Today they released the latest photos from New Horizons, the space probe that was launched a year ago on a mission to Pluto, and due to arrive there in 3057 days (according to the clock on the website). Currently the probe is passing by Jupiter for a gravity-assisted flyby. The pictures are glorious, and worth checking out. Planned flybys in the next few days include several of Jupiter's moons - they already have several way-cool shots of Io on the site.