New Horizons: Jupiter Encounter. Through 2007.

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MeteorWayne

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Well 20.01 kps now <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br />Not stealing your thunder Andrew, I just happened to notice while you were on break <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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*tingles*<br /><br />This is getting seriously exciting! Thank you all for keeping this thread up to date. <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#666699"><em>"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly . . . timey wimey . . . stuff."</em>  -- The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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20.02 kps now <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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20.39 kps<br /><br />I'll tell ya what. When these LORRI images are stitched together, it's going to make one heck of a movie!! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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20.39 kps<br /><br />I'll tell ya what. When these LORRI images are stitched together, it's going to make one heck of a movie!! <br /><br />Oops, clicked too fast for the image <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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20.67 KPS now.<br /><br />Really closing in. No new images as yet.<br /><br />Thanks for the updates MeteorWayne.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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20.85 kps<br />Now about 3 1/2 million kilometers from Jupiter <br /><br />Edit to remove that stupid English system of measurement <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Now only 3.48 million kilometres / 2.16 million miles from Jupiter, about twice that of Callisto. Speed 20.96 KPS / 13.016 MPS or 75,067 KPH /46,858 MPH.<br /><br />Still no new images from the LORRI. I hope they are released soon.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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WOW <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Speed really picking up now, increading .04 km/sec in the last hour.<br /><br />Currently 21.24 km/sec (13.2 miles/sec).<br />That's 76,464 km/H, 47,513 mph)<br />Less that 2 million miles from Jupiter (1.9455), or 3,130979 km.<br /><br />About a day away from closest approach. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Update from JHU.<br /><br />Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is about to welcome a robotic visitor. <br /><br />NASA’s New Horizons probe will make its closest pass by the gas giant at about 12:45 a.m. EST (0545 GMT) Wednesday in a sort of cosmic stopover on its long trek to distant Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. The planetary flyby comes just 13 months after New Horizons’ launch, with the probe hurtling through space at about 47,000 miles per hour (75,639 kph) on what NASA is billing as its fastest mission to solar system’s edge.<br /><br />“We have a very narrow window in space that we have to hit,” New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado, has said of the rendezvous. “It’s about 500 miles (804 kilometers) across and we have to hit it from 500 million miles (804 million kilometers) away, from the Earth.”<br /><br />It’s the equivalent of shooting a skeet target in Baltimore, Maryland from a firing range in Washington, said Stern.<br /><br />At its closest approach, the New Horizons is expected to fly within 1.7 million miles (2.3 million kilometers) of Jupiter. The first data from that pass is expected to arrive at Earth via the Deep Space Network at around 12:00 p.m. EST (1700 GMT) Wednesday, officials at the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL), which is overseeing the mission for NASA, told SPACE.com. <br /><br />New Horizons is the first probe to visit Jupiter since NASA’s Galileo orbiter plunged into the gas giant’s atmosphere to end its 14-year mission in 2003. The Cassini orbiter, currently circling the planet Saturn, swung past Jupiter in December 2000. <br /><br />New science awaits<br /><br />Already, the New Horizons probe has returned new views and movies of Jupiter’s moons, though the interaction of the Sun’s solar wind with the planet’s vast magnetosphere takes center stage for some researchers. <br /><br />Jupiter has the largest magnetosphere in the solar sy <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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It's really too bad there is not a site with frequently updated images to 'watch' the flyby in near-real time. <br /><br />The best I have seen is at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/ - the newest pics are from 17 days ago. <br /><br />Hey cool - NH is exactly 13 hours from closest approach.
 
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That's very nice!!! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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portercc

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Sorry....they've been way too slow with the release of images. But, Io does look pretty cool.
 
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Some of the latest images are posted near real time here which is the site Andrew and I have been using. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Such as this... <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Wow! optical juices flowing with the expectation of what's to come <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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saul

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That's why I'm a quark <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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The top two may be, but if I'm correct the 2.32 degree field of view image {The one I posted} is real. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Looking at the exact wording, it appears you may be correct. After the STS 117 news conference I'll investigate further.<br /><br />MW <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Feb 26 image (the latest so far from here )<br /><br />Obviously of Io and it's eruptions, not Jupiter <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Yes, I've been keeping tabs on LORRI http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/<br />and they have not posted any pics since 2-10...until today.<br />Major PR mistake. We're approaching the most dynamic group in our solar system and the public is looking at color photos from Rosetta...that won't get us back to Europa anytime soon. I don't mean to sound sour, but I turned fifty this year and I'd like to see the surface of some of the jovian moons.
 
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