New Horizens Jupiter Flyby Timeline/ Molly W.

By kwsmyre
  • Flyby is launched into space

    New Horizons Flyby is launched into space
  • Jupiter is in view

  • Jupiter's Natual Satellite Discovered

    Jupiter's Natual Satellite Discovered
    Callirrhoe, a tiny rock with 7 kilometers in diameter was found as an irregular rock that orbits about 25 million kilometers from Jupiter.
  • The search for embedded ringmoons

    For the first time, Jupiters undiscovered ringmoons are found.
  • Callisto spectroscopy vs. phase

    Callisto spectroscopy vs. phase
    New Horizons' scientists want to use the shape of water ice features visible in the spectra of Pluto and Charon to map the surface temperatures on those worlds. At Jupiter, they will perform similar observations at Callisto. The Callisto observations will be performed three times at different phase angles. Scientists want to understand whether properties besides temperature -- such as phase angle -- can affect the shape of the water ice spectral features and confuse.
  • Jupiter's Newly Formed Red Spot

    New Horizens studies this newly formed red spot. The spot is near the place that separates day and night on Jupiter.
  • Jupiter Storm Evolution Experiment

    Jupiter Storm Evolution Experiment
    This is the first of four observations designed to study a complex structure in Jupiter's clouds: the turbulent wake region behind the Great Red Spot. Amazingly, early New Horizons images have shown that the formerly turbulent region is now clear and smooth! The clear sky should result in LEISA being able to penetrate to a greater depth in Jupiter's atmosphere than had initially been expected.
  • Elara Imaging

    Elara is another irregular natual satellite of Jupiter. It is 78 kilometers in diameter and even though the images won't show much detail about the satellite, but the measurements will provide valuable information on the phase curve.
  • Closest Approaches

    Closest Approaches
    For the following...
    Europa, Jupiter, Ganymede, Callisto, and Io
  • Last Day taking images on Jupiter

    Last Day taking images on Jupiter
  • Jupiter Ring Imaging

    Jupiter Ring Imaging
    The light-reflecting properties of the icy and dusty surfaces of the particles in Jupiter's rings are highly dependent upon the illumination angle at which the observations are performed. LORRI will perform six detailed surveys of the ring system throughout the flyby to build up a detailed data set on how the brightness of the rings changes with changing phase.