Friday, January 19, 2007

New Horizons Bearing Down on Jupiter





New Horizons will reach Jupiter on February 28, 2007, passing as close as 2.3 million km away from the planet's centre. Jupiter’s gravity will accelerate New Horizons towards Pluto, giving it an additional 14,500 km/h velocity. The stage will then be set for New Horizons to reach Pluto in 2015.

2 comments:

W.M. Bear said...

They were smart to launch before Pluto was demoted.

Mac said...

Good point!