NASA's dangerous Juno mission: Unravel Jupiter's secrets and solve the mysteries of life
By Amina Khan July 2, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Late at night, when the halls around her were empty, Heidi Becker positioned her subject in the crosshairs of an electron-shooting linear accelerator. Along with her companions, she arranged a cartload of heavy lead bricks to make sure the deadly radiation would hit only its intended target.
By day, the accelerator at the Curie Institute hospital in Paris was used to kill tumors in cancer patients. This time, its lethal gaze would be aimed at an early version of the star tracker aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which is set to enter Jupiter’s orbit on July 4.
We'll be seeing new pictures from Juno in about another week.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft will snap the first up close images of Jupiter on Saturday
But we won't get them until later next week
By Loren Grush on August 26, 2016 11:34 am
NASA’s Juno spacecraft will get cozy with Jupiter this weekend, as the vehicle makes its closest approach to the gas giant early Saturday morning at 8:51AM ET.
It may be a while before we get those answers though. The data gathered during this Perijove pass will be downlinked to Earth over the next couple of days, but it will be "some time" before the results are analyzed and interpreted.
pickinduck: I am trying to write a song about buns for IN THE YEAR 3,000.
Jun 5, 2016 13:27:29 GMT -6
pickinduck: If we lived under water would we consider the air to be outer space?
Jul 3, 2016 14:41:48 GMT -6
sherlew99: What a fascinating concept. Well the air above would occupy an area of space. Plus the basic word "space" is just a common term that fails to include the vast, wonderful weirdness out there between all objects out beyond our world.
Jul 3, 2016 15:03:19 GMT -6
sherlew99: Have to go now. See you later.
Aug 6, 2016 11:45:04 GMT -6
sherlew99: I have to go get a little housework done. Will stop back by a bit later.
Aug 7, 2016 12:24:35 GMT -6
pickinduck: Sherlew what ya doin?
Dec 10, 2016 10:10:34 GMT -6
sherlew99: Sorry I missed your message. Don't remember precisely what I was doing that day. Was probably doing a lot of online news reading, though. The upcoming Trump administration has me worried.
Dec 21, 2016 11:58:35 GMT -6