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Karlston posted a news in General NewsNASA’s Juno probe will get close to Jupiter’s moon Ganymede on Monday Ganymede is bigger than Mercury These images of Ganymede were constructed from imagery from NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 and Galileo spacecraft USGS Astrogeology Science Center/ Wheaton/ NASA/ JPL-Caltech On Monday NASA’s Juno space probe, which has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016, will get a close-up look at Jupiter’s biggest moon Ganymede, the agency said in a press release. It will be the closest NASA has gotten to the largest moon in the solar syste
Karlston posted a topic in General NewsNASA extends Juno, turning spacecraft into an Io, Europa, and Ganymede explorer What's up with all those volcanoes on Io, anyway? Enlarge / NASA’s Juno spacecraft soared directly over Jupiter’s south pole when JunoCam acquired this image on February 2, 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/John Landino 43 with 30 posters participating NASA has announced that it will extend the missions for two of its interplanetary explorers launching during the last decade—the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter and the InSight lander o
steven36 posted a topic in General NewsNasa's Juno mission to the gas giant Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of cyclones at the poles. As it orbits the planet every 53 days - Juno performs a science-gathering dive, speeding from pole to pole. Its sensors take measurements of the composition of the planet, in an effort to decipher how the largest world in our Solar System formed. Mapping the magnetic and gravity fields should also expose Jupiter's structure. But images from JunoCam - a camera that was intended to capture images that could be shared with