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  • Using San Diego-made camera, Juno takes snapshot of Jupiter

    07/13/2016 1:43:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 12 July 2016 6:40pm | Gary Robbins
    The San Diego-made camera aboard the Juno spacecraft survived in good working order when the satellite went into orbit around the gas giant on July 4th. NASA on Tuesday released the first image taken by "JunoCam" since the satellite began its primary mission of studying Jupiter's physical and chemical composition. The two megapixel camera developed by Malin Space Science Systems was turned off for operational reasons shortly before Juno entered orbit. But NASA switched the camera back on on July 10th and took a low resolution image that shows half of Jupiter and three of its moons, Io, Europa and...
  • Live coverage: Juno spacecraft hours away from arriving at Jupiter

    07/04/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 74 replies ^ | 4JUL2016 | Stephen Clark
    18:19 Juno should now be starting a slow maneuver from its power-generating sun-pointing attitude toward the orientation required for tonight's Jupiter Orbit Insertion burn. This slow precession maneuver should take about 21 minutes, then Juno will hold its position before starting a faster precession to the burn attitude. 17:56 Last pre-JOI image from JunoCam Here is the official caption from NASA: "This is the final view taken by the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft before Juno's instruments were powered down in preparation for orbit insertion. Juno obtained this color view on June 29, 2016, at a distance of 3.3...
  • Fastest-Ever Spacecraft to Arrive at Jupiter Tonight

    07/04/2016 9:03:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies ^ | July 4, 2016 07:00am ET | Mike Wall,
    As Juno nears Jupiter tonight, the giant planet's powerful gravity will accelerate the spacecraft to an estimated top speed of about 165,000 mph (265,000 km/h) relative to Earth, mission team members said. "I don't think we've had any human[-made] object that's moved that fast, that's left the Earth," Juno principal investigator Scott Bolton, of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, said during a news conference last week. The all-time speed record is currently held by NASA's Helios 1 and Helios 2 spacecraft, which launched in the mid-1970s to study the sun. Both probes reached top speeds of about 157,000...
  • Earth at Aphelion 2016

    07/04/2016 8:46:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 07/04/2016 | David Dickinson
    Having a great July 4th? The day gives us another cause to celebrate, as the Earth reaches aphelion today, or our farthest point to our host star. Aphelion is the opposite of the closest point of the year, known as perihelion. Note that the ‘helion’ part only applies to things in solar orbit, perigee/apogee for orbit ’round the Earth, apolune/perilune for orbit around the Moon, and so on. You’ll hear the words apijove and perijove bandied about this week a bit, as NASA’s Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter tonight. And there are crazier and even more obscure counterparts out...
  • Hubble photographs Jupiter's dramatic auroras

    07/01/2016 10:00:33 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 25 replies
    endgadget ^ | 6/30/2016 | Mariella Moon
    The wispy, glowing veil sitting on top of Jupiter in the image above is actually a humongous aurora captured on cam by Hubble. A team of astronomers are using the telescope's ultraviolet instruments to study nature's light shows on the poles of the gas giant. They timed their study to coincide with Juno's arrival on the planet, since one of their goals is to determine how different solar wind conditions and other factors affect Jupiter's auroras. The spacecraft is in charge of measuring various solar wind properties, while they continue capturing images and videos almost every day during the duration...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Juno Approaching Jupiter

    07/01/2016 11:33:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | Friday, July 01, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Approaching over the north pole after nearly a five-year journey, Juno enjoys a perspective on Jupiter not often seen, even by spacecraft from Earth that usually swing by closer to Jupiter's equator. Looking down toward the ruling gas giant from a distance of 10.9 million kilometers, the spacecraft's JunoCam captured this image with Jupiter's nightside and orbiting entourage of four large Galilean moons on June 21. JunoCam is intended to provide close-up views of the gas giant's cloudy zoned and belted atmosphere. On July 4 (July 5 UT) Juno is set to burn its main engine to slow down...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Juno Mission Trailer

    06/28/2016 10:45:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What will NASA's Juno spacecraft find when it reaches Jupiter next Monday? Very little, if Juno does not survive Jupiter Orbit Insertion, a complex series of operations in an unknown environment just above Jupiter's cloud tops. If successful, as explained in the featured video, Juno will swoop around Jupiter, passing closer than any previous spacecraft. The goal is to decelerate, enter into a highly elliptical orbit, and begin two years of science operations. Juno's science mission objectives include mapping Jupiter's deep structure, determining how much water is in Jupiter's atmosphere, and exploring Jupiter's powerful magnetic field and how it...
  • 7 Days Out From Orbital Insertion, NASA’s Juno Images Jupiter and its Largest Moons

    06/27/2016 8:44:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Univese Today ^ | 06/27/2016 | Ken Kremer
    ...July 4, Juno must fire its main engine for 35 minutes. ... will place NASA’s robotic explorer into a polar orbit around the gas giant. The approach over the north pole is unlike earlier probes that approached from much lower latitudes nearer the equatorial zone, and thus provide a perspective unlike any other. ... ... Juno will fly within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the Jovian cloud tops. All instruments except those critical for the JOI insertion burn on July 4, will be tuned off on June 29. That includes shutting down Junocam. “If it doesn’t help us get into...
  • With all attention on ‘Juno’, they flocked to Saudi Arabia

    01/27/2015 9:42:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Judi McLeod
    We now all know why ‘Snow Job & the Seven Meteorologists’ went so far out of their way to frighten people to obsess over the coming biggest blizzard in all of history As 28 million Americans were supposedly taking cover from history’s worst predicted blizzard, what was a buoyant Barack Obama really doing? Proudly leading a ceremony that paid respect to Saudi Arabia’s newly-ensconced King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. With most class chatter on what Canada Free Press (CFP) calls ‘Snow Job & the Seven Meteorologists’, Obama was speaking for all Americans in defending the U.S. government’s absolute willingness...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Juno Rockets Toward Jupiter

    08/09/2011 1:43:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    NASA ^ | August 09, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Next stop: Jupiter. Last week included one of the few times in history that humanity launched something completely off the Earth, moving away so fast that it will never return. Well, almost -- Juno's planned trajectory actually brings it homeward bound in about two years, zipping by, this time using the Earth's gravity to pull it to an even higher speed, high enough to reach Jupiter. The above video depicts the launch of Juno aboard a Atlas V rocket. When the robotic Juno spacecraft reaches Jupiter in 2016, it will spend just over a year circling the Solar System's...
  • Movie Reviews-"Beverly Hills Chihuahua" and "Juno"

    11/15/2009 4:23:08 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 296+ views
    Fish Movie Reviews ^ | 11/15/09 | Pat Fish
    Here’s two movie reviews, raves both of them. They are so different but provide entertainment and thought. We look at the drama of dogs in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”. It’s totally not believable but it’s a good watch. “Juno” brings a special pang to the heart of this reviewer as I once found myself in a very similar situation to Juno. But I would never have made the same choice as the quirky Juno. Read the rave review and the personal story that had me and mine going such a different route.
  • Leave Barack Hussein Obama Alone!

    05/22/2008 6:47:39 AM PDT · by MisterI · 4 replies · 62+ views
    funny or die ^ | 05/22/08 | Steven Cragg
    Funny (NSFW) video lampoons current events, political correctness, & politics.
  • The Normalcy of Brokenness: Juno

    02/27/2008 7:51:50 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 27 replies · 174+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 2/27/2008 | Mark Earley
    Note: This commentary was delivered by PFM President Mark Earley. The following commentary includes details from the movie Juno. Do not read on if you prefer not to read about the film before viewing it. If Hollywood is any indicator, I think it is safe to say that the pro-life message is making serious headway. Within the past year or two, a string of movies has shown women in a heroic light for choosing to keep their babies. That includes the films Bella, Waitress, Knocked Up, and the most recent surprise-hit, Juno, which just won the Oscar for best original...
  • Pop culture 'awaking to reality of life in womb'

    01/26/2008 11:42:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 532+ views
    Albuquerque Tribune ^ | 1/26/08 | Terry Mattingly
    Every year or so, a Cinderella movie leaps into the ultimate Hollywood A-list — the Academy Award nominees for best picture. The sleeper this time around is "Juno," the sweet but edgy story of Juno MacGuff, a geeky teen who gets pregnant after a sort-of-bored sexual encounter with a friend. The movie also drew Oscar nominations for Canadian Ellen Page, 20, as best actress, for director Jason Reitman, 30, and former stripper turned screenwriter Diablo Cody, 29. Now it's time for the winner-take-all round of campaigning, which often includes behind-the-scenes maneuvers in the tradition of Niccolo Machiavelli. Do not be...
  • Generation Next moves beyond abortions

    01/21/2008 12:27:41 PM PST · by Wolf13 · 32 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-21-2008 | Daniel Allott
    With little media fanfare, Hollywood is creating a new genre of films marketed to the prolific ticket buyers who make up its target demographic, teens and young adults. Though not known as a conservative bastion, the movie industry has always been quick to pick up trends that turn a profit. And among America's young people, pro-life is in. Consider the recent sleeper hit "Juno," the story of a precocious 16-year-old who becomes pregnant following a tryst with her best friend. Juno initially contemplates abortion but hesitates after talking with a pro-life counselor. Juno ultimately decides for life, giving her child...
  • Get real, 'Juno': You're a phony (POP MUSIC CRITIC HAS FIT OVER "PREGNANCY MOVIE")

    01/13/2008 10:13:05 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 38 replies · 460+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 13, 2008 | JIM DeROGATIS Pop Music Critic
    As someone who actually talks to teens, I hated, hated, hated this movie. In the liner notes to "Juno: Music from the Motion Picture," the soundtrack album released on Tuesday, director Jason Reitman writes about how the movie's star helped choose its music, which was key in setting the pervasive sarcastic-hipster tone. "Two months before we started shooting 'Juno,' Ellen Page was hanging out at my office when I asked her 'What kind of music do you think Juno listens to?' " Reitman recalls. "Without pause, she blurted out 'the Moldy Peaches.' " Within seconds, the actress was downloading songs...
  • Sex and the Teenage Girl

    01/13/2008 7:46:57 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 105 replies · 496+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 13, 2008 | CAITLIN FLANAGAN
    THE movie “Juno” is a fairy tale about a pregnant teenager who decides to have her baby, place it for adoption and then get on with her life. For the most part, the tone of the movie is comedic and jolly, but there is a moment when Juno tells her father about her condition, and he shakes his head in disappointment and says, “I thought you were the kind of girl who knew when to say when.” Female viewers flinch when he says it, because his words lay bare the bitterly unfair truth of sexuality: female desire can bring with...

    01/06/2008 8:22:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 700+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | January 6, 2008 | David Reinhard
    I loved "Juno." Every snappy, tender minute of it. It's a feel-good movie that doesn't sugar-coat reality to guarantee its good feelings. Its characters come complete with failings and develop in fascinating ways. The dialogue is smart and sassy, the acting's top-drawer and the storytelling, compelling. The latter's a real feat, given that "Juno" tells a common tale: a high-school girl's unplanned pregnancy. What's most welcome is the movie's life-affirming text and subtext. "Juno" isn't another weeper-of-the-week celebrating our abortion culture. Pregnant after sex with a friend and fellow band member, Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera), the 16-year-old Juno (Ellen Page)...
  • Juno Almost Breaks Indie Box Office Records (A great and conservative film overall)

    01/01/2008 11:04:22 AM PST · by nckerr · 21 replies · 499+ views
    1st showing ^ | December 31, 2007 | Alex Billington
    You can look at the box office results from last weekend and easily see that National Treasure: Book of Secrets took the #1 spot, but that's nothing. There's another movie that isn't that high up on the chart yet is still performing extraordinarily - Juno. On Friday alone, December 28th, Juno made $3.285 million on 998 screens, a per-theater-average of $3,292. This total box office earnings for Juno have now reached $25.7 million. This incredibly impressive, nearly record breaking, for a lil' indie film from Jason Reitman. Unfortunately $3.3 million on Friday isn't the absolute biggest take in history. As...
  • NASA plans new mission to Jupiter

    06/03/2005 7:07:02 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 45 replies · 690+ views
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2005
    CNN) -- NASA has unveiled preliminary details of a mission to Jupiter that would enable scientists to conduct their most in-depth study of the solar system's largest planet. The $700 million "Juno" mission, part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, must be ready for launch by June 30, 2010, although it would take five years for the solar-powered probe to reach its destination. Juno would be placed in a pole-to-pole orbit, enabling it to study the gas planet's intense magnetic field, investigate the existence of an ice-rock core and determine the amount of water and ammonia present in the atmosphere. It...
  • 60th Anniversary Normandy Invasion

    04/20/2004 5:17:47 PM PDT · by Euro-American Scum · 28 replies · 1,903+ views
    Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours ^ | 04/20/2004 | Euro-American Scum
    Just wondered if any other Freepers besides myself were going to France in six weeks to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. This has been in the works for me for over a year, and as a general goal for the last twenty years. Ever since Ronald Reagan spoke at the American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in 1984, really. Part of the motivation is that this will undoubtedly be the last such gathering of American veterans who actually participated in the assault. As such, it will be the last occasion to honor this extraordinary group of Americans and...
  • Does a Freeper trip to Normandy, France for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day sound good?

    08/01/2003 3:25:54 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 155 replies · 732+ views
    Stephen Ambrose Tours ^ | 01 AUG 03 | dcbryan1
    Well, I just got my packet of info concerning the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France by Stephen Ambrose Tours, Inc. I was suprised that the tour is a CRUISE! Not only that, I think that the $8,000+ is pretty steep, even for such noble guests and luxuries that you will be treated to no doubt. However, I was wondering if it were possible to get together a group of history buffs/patriots/veterans and maybe go over and make things more fun and less expensive for us. I have never been to Normandy, but I heard it was alot...
  • D-Day memorial stands tall<br> Canadian vets make trek to Normandy

    06/05/2003 9:18:00 AM PDT · by eBelasco · 12 replies · 437+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Jun. 5, 2003. 06:20 AM | LES WHITTINGTON
    COURSEULLES-SUR-MER, France—Red and white Maple Leaf flags line the road that leads through this quiet French fishing port down to the beach where 21,000 Canadians fought their way ashore on D-Day, 59 years ago tomorrow. For decades, the strip of sand on the Atlantic — code-named Juno Beach — where many Canadians died in the face of enemy fire in 1944 has been too little remarked. But tomorrow more than 700 of Canada's veterans and thousands of French residents will join Prime Minister Jean Chrétien for the official opening of a long-awaited memorial in Normandy. Under leaden skies yesterday, workers...