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New Horizons sees Io erupting!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/02/27 11:15 CST

There were two new pictures posted on the New Horizons Science Operations Center website this morning, of Io, and if you enhance the images a bit, there are two clear volcanic plumes visible on the limb -- Tvashtar and Prometheus are active!

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New Horizons update and a website roundup

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/02/03 07:33 CST

I've just posted a very detailed timeline of New Horizons' encounter with Jupiter -- take a look!

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New Horizons Jupiter Encounter Timeline

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/01/31 07:00 CST

A year after its launch on January 19, 2006, New Horizons is fast closing in on Jupiter, the first target on its near decade-long journey. On February 28 the spacecraft will approach to within 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles) of Jupiter before speeding along on to its way to the edge of the solar system.

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New Horizons' raw images are now online

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/01/23 04:58 CST

I got an email from John Spencer this morning telling me that the mission had posted all of New Horizons' most recently acquired images on the mission website.

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New Horizons is targeting Jupiter!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/01/10 03:48 CST

New Horizons' Jupiter encounter is officially underway!

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New Horizons spots Pluto!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/11/29 10:24 CST

Yesterday the New Horizons team released a flicker animation showing the spacecraft's first sight of Pluto, using the LORRI long-range imaging instrument.

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New Horizons is locked on target for its Jupiter encounter

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/11/02 09:35 CST

Alan Stern just posted a detailed update on the status of New Horizons in his PI's Perspective blog on the mission website.

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Last two days to send your photo in to the New Horizons Digital Time Capsule!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/10/30 11:31 CST

Time's almost up to submit a photo to the New Horizons Digital Time Capsule!

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More time, and a great prize, for the New Horizons Digital Time Capsule

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/07/12 06:01 CDT

We just issued a press release announcing that the deadline has been extended to enter photos into the New Horizons Digital Time Capsule.

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New Horizons tracks an asteroid

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/06/15 03:06 CDT

New Horizons is spending the summer traversing the asteroid belt. I haven't written a lot about New Horizons lately because the mission has been going so uneventfully well. But now I've got something to write about: data!!

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New Horizons passes farther from the Sun than Mars today!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/04/06 02:02 CDT

Today is the day that New Horizons passes Mars' orbit (not that Mars is anywhere close to New Horizons right now).

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Where is New Horizons now?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/30 10:59 CST

It's in space, of course, and has a very, very long way to go to Pluto (nearly 50 billion kilometers). But it's finally more than 1 Astronomical Unit from the Sun.

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New Horizons update

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/23 08:29 CST | 1 comments

I received a lot of email over the weekend about New Horizons. Many of them were expressing concern about how little news there has been since launch. Have no fear.

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After the launch

Posted by John Spencer on 2006/01/19 07:11 CST

We just got back from the real post-launch party, following two non-post-launch parties on the last two evenings. This was more like it.

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New Horizons post-launch press conference

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/19 12:01 CST

I am updating this as I take notes from the press conference.

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OK, back to New Horizons!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/19 07:55 CST

So the Stardust press conference is still going on on NASA TV, but I am now turning to the Internet to monitor the status of New Horizons' third attempted launch day.

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How New Horizons' launch date affects its arrival date

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/18 03:28 CST

I was looking at that table of launch times for New Horizons and realized that the table included another valuable column of data that I hadn't noticed before: it tells you what year New Horizons will arrive, for each of the possible launch dates.

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Philosophical after the first day's launch attempt

Posted by John Spencer on 2006/01/17 06:01 CST

Oh well, the Sun sets on an earthbound New Horizons at least one more time. The first day's launch attempt was a strange experience in retrospect.

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New Horizons launch scrubbed for today.

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/17 11:28 CST

Well, it was a nail-biting morning and too bad that New Horizons didn't go but these things happen pretty frequently.

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Now launch is scheduled for the last possible time, 20:23 UTC

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/01/17 10:59 CST

OK, here's the final timeline for today.

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