years ago today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Jupiter and
captured this photo of the gas giant with its volcanic moon, Io.

Jupiter’s strong gravity gave the spacecraft a 9,000-mile per hour
(14,484 km/h) speed boost en route to Pluto, cutting the spacecraft’s
total travel time by three years.

More NASA – New Horizons Mission To Pluto

photos: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute


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