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From the Astronomy Picture of the Day feed, a lovely preview of next weeks Juno probe Jupiter orbital insertion, in the style of a Hollywood blockbuster trailer.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160628.html

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Cute. :D

What ever happened to the European space programme?

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bloody overly dramatic yanks!! lol
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Wildeblood wrote: What ever happened to the European space programme?
It's alive and well, and still doing clever comet stuff.
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JOI in five and a quarter hours - go Juno!
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It's those little Lego figures I feel sorry for - they must be sh*tting bricks!
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Looks like the Juno probe has arrived successfully

https://www.theguardian.com/science/liv ... piter-live

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Aye, pretty good stuff... though I hope those Lego figures don't inspire some kind of cargo cult amongst the cloud-dwelling Jovians.
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Jupiter's south pole as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers).
The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter.
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What is this blue area?!? :?
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Getafix wrote:What is this blue area?!?
The press release labels the photo "enhanced colour", so it's probably not as it would actually appear to the human eye:

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/a-wh ... no-mission

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I suspect many astropics would look rather dull without the enhanced colour stuff.
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They use quite a bit of the electromagnetic spectrum to scan. And a pretty good computer to convert them to what we can see.
I'm well impressed and curious as to what the weather is like from these images. I'm guessing my old parka won't do.
More curious as to what is sent back when the wee beastie takes it's swan dive to the never never.

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APOD is good today!
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