Are we all perhaps linked by invisible bonds? Do the actions of one affect others, even if those others are far away? Our lives and the universe itself may be all part of a single mechanism in which all creatures and events are 'entangled' with one another.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Jupiter Flyby: NASA's Pluto Probe Set for Gas Giant Rendezvous

(Reprinted from

Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is about to welcome a robotic visitor.

NASA’s New Horizons probe will make its closest pass by the gas giant at about 12:45 a.m. EST (0545 GMT) Wednesday in a sort of cosmic stopover on its long trek to distant Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. The planetary flyby comes just 13 months after New Horizons’ launch, with the probe hurtling through space at about 47,000 miles per hour (75,639 kph) on what NASA is billing as its fastest mission to solar system’s edge.

How I wish I could have stowed away on this spacecraft and gone along on its journey

....although it might have been a bit cramped as the New Horizons probe is pretty small.

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