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Beginning 19 January 2006, 19:00:00 UTC

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Jupiter Closest Approach
28 February 2007, 05:41:00 UTC
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Pluto Closest Approach
14 July 2015, 11:59:00 UTC
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February 15, 2007
The PI’s Perspective: Calm Before Close Approach

New Horizons is right on Jupiter’s doorstep. In his latest update, Principal Investigator Alan Stern says that while there’s a current lull in science observations, the mission team is gearing up for the storm of activity scheduled for the week around Jupiter close approach.
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February 9, 2007
SWAP Observes Solar Wind Interactions at Jupiter
On approach to Jupiter, the New Horizons Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrument is generating data that will help resolve questions about the interactions between the solar wind, the million-mile-per-hour stream of ionized gas flowing out from the Sun, and Jupiter's magnetosphere, the magnetic bubble that surrounds the planet and encloses ionized gas.
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Jupiter Press Kit
To learn more about the Jupiter encounter, view the Jupiter Press Kit.
Where is New Horizons?
Track the New Horizons spacecraft through the Jupiter system, then on to Pluto and beyond!
P-K Bits Pluto is an ice dwarf - a "new" type of planet common to the deep outer solar system. View all P-K Bits >
Send Your Name to Pluto
The compact disc containing more than 430,000 names is now on the New Horizons spacecraft-on the way to Pluto.

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