Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Screaming past Jupiter

Now that the New Horizons space probe has just swung by Jupiter for a gravity assist, how fast do you suppose it is going?

The answer: over 52,000 miles per hour, which, according to this AP article ("NASA space probe swings by Jupiter"), makes it the fastest spacecraft so far.

I can't wait for more cool pictures of the Jovian system. And also, finally, some good ones of Pluto.

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