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New images of Jupiter from Juno probe

Postby Braininvat on January 25th, 2018, 11:10 am 

http://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-s-1-bi ... of-jupiter

Lovely planet, wish the climate was more pleasant.
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Re: New images of Jupiter from Juno probe

Postby SciameriKen on January 25th, 2018, 1:29 pm 

I was happy to have read they are going to crash the probe into Europa - that should be really interesting! Any idea when this will happen?
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Re: New images of Jupiter from Juno probe

Postby Braininvat on January 25th, 2018, 1:38 pm 

SciameriKen » January 25th, 2018, 10:29 am wrote:I was happy to have read they are going to crash the probe into Europa - that should be really interesting! Any idea when this will happen?



Well, never, one hopes, given that.....

However, the space agency will eventually destroy the $US1 billion robot. This will prevent an accidental crash into Jupiter's icy moon Europa, which may harbour an ocean - and potentially alien life.


Not sure how they are destroying it, though. Will report back if I learn more.
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Re: New images of Jupiter from Juno probe

Postby SciameriKen on January 25th, 2018, 3:06 pm 

Braininvat » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:38 pm wrote:
SciameriKen » January 25th, 2018, 10:29 am wrote:I was happy to have read they are going to crash the probe into Europa - that should be really interesting! Any idea when this will happen?



Well, never, one hopes, given that.....

However, the space agency will eventually destroy the $US1 billion robot. This will prevent an accidental crash into Jupiter's icy moon Europa, which may harbour an ocean - and potentially alien life.


Not sure how they are destroying it, though. Will report back if I learn more.



Oh Shoot! I totally misread that :(. I guess what they are doing is the ethical thing to do, but would be nice to get whatever data we could since these missions cost so much. Well, couldn't they spike it into one of the other lifeless moons?
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Re: New images of Jupiter from Juno probe

Postby JMP1958 on January 25th, 2018, 5:39 pm 

Braininvat » January 25th, 2018, 10:38 am wrote:
Not sure how they are destroying it, though. Will report back if I learn more.


They'll de-orbit it and have it burn up in Jupiter's atmosphere like they did with Cassini at Saturn.
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