Obscured by Clouds. The rough and ready blog of a cloud benighted biologist and amateur astronomer. Astroblog will cover my interests in astronomy, biology and Life, the Universe and Everything.
Friday, January 20, 2006
On the Way to Pluto!
New Horizons has been successsfully launched! All systems are functioning and the piano sized craft has passed the Moon on its way to Jupiter for the slingshot to Pluo and beyond. The Bad Astronomers take is here, and Dirty Skies has some nice shots of the launch from his yard. An ABC news article is here (but they say the spacecarft is the size of a "compact car"). NewScientists report is here.