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    Post New Horizons Sets its Sights on Jupiter

    You might have seen better looking pictures of Jupiter before, but that's not the point. What matters is that this photograph was taken by the Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft. It took the picture on September 4, 2006 when it was still 291 million km (181 million miles) away from Jupiter. Don't worry, the pictures will get much better. It'll make its closest approach on February 28, 2007, and see the giant planet with 125 times better resolution than this picture.

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    Very cool.

    Not a bad view over such a long distance.

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