Juno Mission to Jupiter
Happy Fourth of July, everyone! It's perhaps appropriate that America's Juno probe arrives at Jupiter today, as it is quite an achievement for the U.S. But more than that, we're going to find out some really interesting things!
I love this. It's like a movie trailer.
Here's a appetizer, courtesy of Hubble.
Oh, Juno took a picture of Jupiter earlier! I just saw this.
Looks like this is the last time any instruments will be used until it's done getting in orbit around Jupiter.
Juno is supposed to start the orbit procedure at 10:30 tonight. They're going to cover it on NASA TV on the NASA website. I'll probably miss it because I'll be with family out in the country shooting off fire works. I'll be sure to catch the replay, though!
It's a two stage orbital insertion. The first part is done, it's decelerated from flyby speed to a high elliptical orbit. Tomorrow it will make a long burn to make the orbit more circular. Data collection won't start for another few days.
Oh okay. Then we wouldn't be missing any incoming goodies really if we can't follow the second part of the orbital insertion tonight. Still, I'm looking forward to when that data does eventually come in!
So, we got this awesome footage from Juno of Jupiter with its moons orbiting.
Im really interested to see what Juno finds. Having it in orbit is going to give us a lot of information.
Really curious to see when we get pictures and data. I bet NASA gets some amazing pictures out of Juno
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