More Amazing Scenes From Jupiter

New Horizons went past Jupiter at the end of February (closest approach was Feb. 28, 2007), and spent the next month in the planet’s magnetotail. Because N.H. was designed to gather large amounts of data (measured in giga-quads ;>) very quickly as it speeds past Pluto in July of 2015 and return it slowly (read, reliably) over the 3 billion miles between Pluto and the Earth, the feisty little space craft is still sending back its first hoard of treasure data from the February encounter.

And this set (five images, taken over a period of eight minutes and compiled into a movie) blows me away.

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