Saturday, August 6, 2011

dirty space news: juno launches to jupiter

yesterday the juno spacecraft launched into space aboard an Atlas V rocket, headed for a mission to analyze jupiter. apparently i wasnt the only one who thought the event qualified as dirty space news!


juno will arrive at jupiter in july 2016 in order to study many still mysterious aspects of the giant planet's existence. astronomers are hoping juno will help our understanding of whether jupiter has a solid core, how much water and ammonia are deep in jupiter's atmosphere, what exactly jupiter's strong magnetic fields look like, and observe jupiter's auroras in detail.

1 comment:

heroineworshipper said...

Take what you can get. JIMO was canceled to fund more human missions. Then the human missions were canceled to fund JWST. Then JWST was canceled to fund pensions. So all you get is JUNO.