Detail View: NASA Solarsystem Collection: New Horizons

title: 
New Horizons
description: 
Artist's impression of the New Horizons spacecraft encountering a Kuiper Belt object. The Sun, more than 4.1 billion miles (6.7 billion kilometers) away, shines as a bright star embedded in the glow of the zodiacal dust cloud. Jupiter and Neptune are visible as orange and blue "stars" to the right of the Sun. Although you would not actually see the myriad other objects that make up the Kuiper Belt, they are shown here to give the impression of an extensive disk of icy worlds beyond Neptune. *Image Credit*: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI)
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JPL
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Jupiter
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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SPD-SLRSY-544
original url: 
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=544