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New Horizons at Jupiter (and Some Saturn News)

Dr. Jeff MooreNov. 13, 2007

Dr. Jeff Moore (NASA Ames Research Center)

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In February, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft swung by the giant planet Jupiter on its way to Pluto. Its instruments recorded winderful images and other data about Jupiter’s wild weather, its ring, and its giant moons. Dr. Moore, who was Leader of the Imaging Node for the encounter, shows the new photos of the Jupiter system and discusses some of the discoveries made by New Horizons. He also talks about one of the most exciting discoveries of the Cassini mission around Saturn — the new understanding and exploration of water geysers on the moon Enceladus.