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The New Horizons Pluto flyby LORRI data set
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In the two weeks surrounding New Horizons' flyby of Pluto, only 1% of the science data that it acquired were downlinked to Earth.
NASA / JPL / JHUAPL / SwRI / Emily Lakdawalla
Here is the original simulation using Voyager views to stand in for LORRI images, made before the Pluto flyby.
Voyager images: NASA/JPL. Chart by Emily Lakdawalla.
Simulation of the New Horizons Pluto flyby LORRI data set
In the two weeks surrounding New Horizons' flyby of Pluto, only 1% of the science data that it acquires will be downlinked to Earth. This chart uses Voyager images of Jupiter's and Saturn's moons to stand in for the images that New Horizons' highest-resolution camera, LORRI, is expected to downlink in the summer of 2015. Visit planetary.org/plutodata for futher explanation.
Here are incrementally updated versions of the image, most recent first:
Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla
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