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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

 

New Horizons meets Red Spot Jr.

Red Spot Jr. as imaged by New Horizons. Image credit, NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
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New Horizons successfully made its close approach to Jupiter. It has produced the best image of Red Spot Jr. yet and imaged Europa and Ganymede. It also picked up an eruption on Io.

New Horizons will continue to image the Jovian system as it heads out to Pluto.

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