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New Horizons will be a one-way journey to the Kuiper Belt and beyond; unlike some missions that return back to the Earth.


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New Horizons is the first mission in NASA’s New Frontiers program of medium-class planetary missions. It will be the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moon, Charon.
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 New Horizons Sees Changes in Jupiter System

This is a montage of New Horizons images of Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io taken during the spacecrafts Jupiter flyby in early 2007.New Horizons’ voyage through the Jupiter system earlier this year provided a bird’s-eye view of a dynamic planet that has changed since the last close-up looks by NASA spacecraft. A combination of trajectory, timing and technology allowed it to explore details no probe had seen before, such as lightning near the Jupiter’s poles, the life cycle of fresh ammonia clouds, boulder-size clumps speeding through the planet’s faint rings, the structure inside volcanic eruptions on its moon Io, and the path of charged particles traversing the previously unexplored length of the planet’s long magnetic tail.

Image right: This is a montage of New Horizons images of Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io, taken during the spacecraft's Jupiter flyby in early 2007. Credit: NASA/JHU/APL.

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 This is a montage of New Horizons images of Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io taken during the spacecrafts Jupiter flyby in early 2007.
10.09.07 - Pluto-Bound New Horizons Sees Changes in Jupiter System
The voyage of NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft through the Jupiter system earlier this year provided a bird's-eye view of a dynamic planet that has changed since the last close-up looks by NASA spacecraft.
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05.01.07 - Pluto-Bound New Horizons Looks at Jupiter
New Horizons has provided new data on the Jupiter system, stunning scientists with never-before-seen perspectives of the giant planet and its system.
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 Image of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io about one hour before New Horizons' closest approach to Jupiter.
04.16.07 - The Colors of Night
The New Horizons Multicolor Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) took this image of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io about one hour before New Horizons' closest approach to Jupiter, from a range of 2.7 million kilometers (1.7 million miles).
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 The New Horizons LORRI captured these two images of Jupiter's outermost large moon, Callisto, as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter in late February.
04.05.07 - Capturing Callisto
The New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) captured these two images of Jupiter's outermost large moon, Callisto, as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter in late February.
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 image of two moons over Jupiter
04.03.07 - Two Moons Meet Over Jupiter
The LEISA infrared spectral imager in the New Horizons Ralph instrument observed giant Jupiter in 250 narrow spectral channels.
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 02.22.06 - Hubble Confirms Pluto's New Moons
Anxiously awaited follow-up observations confirm the presence of two new moons around Pluto.
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 01.19.06 - NASA's Pluto Mission Launched Toward New Horizons
The first mission to distant planet Pluto is under way after the successful launch today of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
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 Still from animation showing New Horizons approach to Jupiter.
New Horizons' Spectacular Jupiter Flyby
New Horizons animation as it sets its sights on Jupiter.
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 Artistic concept of New Horizons spacecraft.
Designed Specially for Pluto
New Horizons sports science instruments that will send us first-of-a-kind images.
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