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Are We There Yet? Juno Mission If Halfway To Jupiter
2013-08-13 05:47:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On August 12, 2013, at 5:25 am PDT, NASA’s Juno spacecraft reached an impressive milestone. The Jupiter-bound mission is halfway to its destination. "Juno's odometer just clicked over to 9.464 astronomical units," said Juno Principal Investigator Scott Bolton, of the Southwest Research Institute. "The team is looking forward, preparing for the day we enter orbit around the most massive planet in our solar system." An...

NASA Juno Spacecraft Successfully Completes First Thruster Burn For 2013 Earth Fly-By
2012-08-31 10:46:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA´s Jupiter orbiter Juno successfully fired its engine Thursday as it prepares to make a crucial fly-by around Earth to give it the momentum it needs to shoot off toward the solar system´s largest planet. The firing of the main engine lasted just short of 30 minutes, and should give the spacecraft, which is currently about 300 million miles away, the push it needs to make the boomerang pass. The maneuver is the first...

Russia Considering Cooperation In JUICE Jupiter Mission
2012-07-25 05:25:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian space agency is considering participating in a developing project to send a spacecraft to Jupiter. The European Space Agency (ESA) is starting-up the Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) project, and Russian scientists are considering the possibility of participating, according to a Voice Of Russia report. Lee Fletcher from JUICE´s Oxford University scientific group presented the objectives of the mission at the...

Juno Images The Big Dipper
2012-05-12 04:27:40

In England it is known as the "Plough," in Germany the "Great Cart," and in Malaysia the "Seven Ploughs." Since humanity first turned its eyes skyward, the seven northern hemisphere stars that compose the "Big Dipper" have been a welcome and familiar introduction to the heavens. "I can recall as a kid making an imaginary line from the two stars that make up the right side of the Big Dipper's bowl and extending it upward to find the North Star," said Scott Bolton, principal investigator of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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