Sunday, May 06, 2007
NASA's New Horizons Flies By Jupiter, Only Planet On Itinerary.
The probe did twice as many observations of Jupiter than are planned for the flyby of Pluto in 2015. (Here.) That may be appropriate. After all, Jupiter is the only planet in the Solar System that New Horizons will fly by. Thanks to the collective wisdum (excuse me, "wisdom") of Earth's astronomers Pluto has been demoted from planet.
For more on NASA's New Horizons mission to fly by the non-planet Pluto and its moon Charon visit the official website here.
Technorati: NASA, astronomy, Jupiter, Pluto, New Horizons.