Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New Horizons probe Jupiter flyby

The NASA's New Horizons's probe made its closest approach to Jupiter today morning (well, morning in my time zone, that is) on its way to its ultimate destination (Pluto, to be reached in 2015). It sent back some of the best to-date pictures of Jupiter and some of its moons.

The probe also carries a compact disc that stores a file listing the names of some 430000 people who chose to send their name in the space. Were you nerd enough to sign up? Or even to sign up your kids? (By the time the news of probe reaching Pluto hits the media in 2015, my kids will be 16 and 14 years old respectively, and I hope they'll grow to be geeks as their dad is, thus appreciate this).

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