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Juno Careening to Earth for Critical Flyby Boost and Cool Movie Making on Oct. 9 Watch SLOOH Live
universetoday.com ^ | October 8, 2013 | Ken Kremer on

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 Juno’s Earth Flyby on Oct. 9, 2013 The Earth gravity assist is required to accelerate Juno’s 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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1 posted on 10/08/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I hope somebody checked their math


2 posted on 10/08/2013 7:25:38 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 7:29:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: BenLurkin

Comet is also due soon. Hope they don’t collide in near space.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 7:31:44 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: BenLurkin

....and Thank You for posting this article.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 7:32:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: BenLurkin

The cheese to Jupiter’s macaroni....


6 posted on 10/08/2013 8:18:41 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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