Skip to comments.Juno Careening to Earth for Critical Flyby Boost and Cool Movie Making on Oct. 9 – Watch SLOOH Live
Posted on 10/08/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Juno will flyby Earth on October 9 to get a gravity boost and increase its speed in orbit around the Sun so that it can reach Jupiter on July 4, 2016, Juno chief scientist Dr. Scott Bolton told Universe Today in an exclusive new Juno mission update as the clock is ticking to zero hour. The closest approach is over South Africa.
Trajectory Map of Junos Earth Flyby on Oct. 9, 2013 The Earth gravity assist is required to accelerate Junos arrival at Jupiter on July 4, 2016 and will capture an unprecedented movie of the Earth/Moon system. Credit: NASA/JPL
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I hope somebody checked their math
NPS Rangers hope to have a massive butterfly net made out of metal barricades to capture Juno and prevent it from filming our planet. It might take pictures of a National Park, and that is against the law, apparently.
Comet is also due soon. Hope they don’t collide in near space.
....and Thank You for posting this article.
The cheese to Jupiter’s macaroni....