Juno: Unmasking Jupiter

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    NASA scientists has been patiently waiting for that highly awaited radio signals from Juno. On July 4 at around 8:53 p.m. PDT while America celebrates Independence Day, Juno sends its highly awaited confirmation that it had completed its 35-minute engine burn to signify its presence on Jupiter. Juno's task on Jupiter was to take slice images of the giant planet on its circling rendezvous giving Earth scientists ideas and possible answers to their theories on the quest to know more about our existence in this universe. Juno was so far the fastest thing created by man to ever reach such far and the first spacecraft to get its closest encounter to one of the massive planet ever known to man.

    Let's all cheers for the sake of science and knowledge of our own universe.!
     
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    My husband was watching the news the other night about that orbit in Jupiter of an unmanned space craft. By my husband was not that excited because the prospect of landing in Jupiter is quite nil because the surface is unlike Mars which is solid. And although the journey of Juno is a record of sorts, people would prefer to see a more realistic conquest like landing another space craft to the moon or Mars or even Venus which may be too hot but a more logical destination than Jupiter.

    But in fairness to NASA, I agree with @Amie Ar to give it some applause.
     
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    Interesting picture ! There is an odd little thing that looks kind of like a screw with no head. Does anyone have an idea what in the world it is supposed to be ?
    If you zoom in on the picture to the triangular section between Jupiter and Juno, you will see it right next to the center part of Juno, and in between that and the planet.
    Is it something that is supposed to be in the sky, and if so, what could it be ? If it is not part of the sky, why is it in the picture ?
    Ideas, anyone ?
    Also......what took the picture ?
     
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    It's an artist perspective Yvonne. Not really the real thing. We'll have to wait for Juno to transmit image if ever there won't be a disaster that will happen with the spacecraft. Do remember that Jupiter was still an unexplored planet and those hazy clouds are what scientists have initially theorized as gases like helium, etc.
     
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    Fantastic! Knowing how things are far away as Jupiter can give us very important data as for living in outer space. I think it's a good investment to have lots of space studies so we know what to expect when we have to live in outer space one day in the far off future. Kind of makes me happy that I watched Star Trek for all those years!
     
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    Juno, Engage.....
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    Awesome Joe! I love the smile it brought me on this gloomy and rainy Friday morning in this side of Earth.;)
     
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    I really liked that picture. I think it is one of the best close ups of Jupiter I have ever seen. I really like astronomy. That I must say is one cool thing about living in this place. There are no streetlights, few houses, and no city so you can see stars here unlike anywhere else I have ever been or lived. Before I moved here...I didn't realize there were so many visible stars in the sky..it is quite a show. I sometimes think it is my own private planetarium.
     
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    Juno Probe
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    Really awesome Joe! So nice to know these pieces of Earth junk would fly the farthest and was now in Jupiter and observing its environ that no man can do. :)
     
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