Slicing through Jupiter's sub-cloud atmosphere with the microwave radiometer.

The First 150 Days of Juno

  Back in July, there was much fanfare surrounding the successful arrival of the Juno spacecraft at Jupiter.  A near-perfect engine firing had placed the solar-powered spacecraft into just the right orbit, with the promise of great things to come.  Juno’s science goals are fourfold:  explore the origins, interior structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere of this […]

Podcast: Pythagoras’ Trousers

Podcast: Pythagoras’ Trousers

Juno has just passed a major milestone in its first wide orbit around the giant planet, having passed by its apojove, the furtherest distance to Jupiter (8.1 million km).  It will now fall back down the gravity well towards its next close encounter with the planet on August 27th.  That completes the first of two […]

The Juno spacecraft and its instruments, Credit: NASA/JPL

Juno’s Science – What do we hope to learn?

Future blog entries will look at specific examples of the science being done at the University of Leicester that is related to Juno’s exploration of Jupiter. But to set this work in context, today we’ll briefly summarise the overarching goals of the Juno mission, the experiments on board, and what we hope to learn from […]

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