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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Juno Mission Trailer
NASA ^ | Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 06/28/2016 10:45:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: What will NASA's Juno spacecraft find when it reaches Jupiter next Monday? Very little, if Juno does not survive Jupiter Orbit Insertion, a complex series of operations in an unknown environment just above Jupiter's cloud tops. If successful, as explained in the featured video, Juno will swoop around Jupiter, passing closer than any previous spacecraft. The goal is to decelerate, enter into a highly elliptical orbit, and begin two years of science operations. Juno's science mission objectives include mapping Jupiter's deep structure, determining how much water is in Jupiter's atmosphere, and exploring Jupiter's powerful magnetic field and how it creates auroras around Jupiter's poles. These lessons hold promise to help humanity better understand the history of our Solar System and the dynamics of our Earth. Juno is powered predominantly by three large solar panels, each measuring a side of small truck. Launched in 2011, Juno's planned mission will take it around the Jovian giant 37 times, after which, to avoid contaminating Europa with microbes, it will be directed to dive into Jupiter's thick atmosphere, where it will break apart and melt.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; juno; junomission; jupiter; science
[Video Credit: NASA, JPL, Juno Mission]

1 posted on 06/28/2016 10:45:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 06/28/2016 10:46:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I'll tell you what's wrong with society -- no one drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.)
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Beetlejuice – Juno – Caseworker for the dead

3 posted on 06/28/2016 10:49:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I'll tell you what's wrong with society -- no one drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Now THAT one makes up for the one that “sucked” LOL!


4 posted on 06/28/2016 10:49:08 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

Does this one really atone for the other sucky one?

Is there a metric for that?

Because the last one only sucked a little bit.


5 posted on 06/28/2016 10:54:16 AM PDT by T-Bone Texan (Don't be a lone wolf. Form up small leaderlesss cells ASAP !)
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To: T-Bone Texan

It doesn’t take much, but yeah! :-)


6 posted on 06/28/2016 11:02:26 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

And YT had a really nice shot as the default.jpg, for a change.


7 posted on 06/28/2016 11:15:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I'll tell you what's wrong with society -- no one drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.)
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To: SunkenCiv

That may be a “first”! LOL.


8 posted on 06/28/2016 11:23:42 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I like the “Alien” computer screen print that they used there


9 posted on 06/28/2016 2:13:14 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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