Where is New Horizons now? (July 2016)


Explanation: Pluto picture of the day may be winding down, but New Horizons still travels on. One year after the Pluto flyby, this image shows New Horizons’ current position along its full planned trajectory. The green segment of the line shows where New Horizons has traveled since launch; the red indicates the spacecraft’s future path. Positions of stars with magnitude 12 or brighter are shown from this perspective, which is slightly above the orbital plane of the planets. New Horizons will reach 2014 MU69 on January 1, 2019

Image credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI