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Planetary RadioOctober 21, 2013

Juno's Brief Home Visit on the Road to Jupiter

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Scott Bolton

Director, Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute

Juno Principal Investigator Scott Bolton reviews the spacecraft's Earth flyby and previews its long stay at our solar system's king of planets. Bill Nye says technological advances have made it easier to see ET's laser flashes, if there are any. Emily Lakdawalla has found a beautiful image of Saturn, entirely unobscured but surrounded by its rings.  Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan will make you an offer you can't refuse in this week's What's Up.

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Name the four known innermost moons of Jupiter, all of which are interior to the Galilean satellites, and revolve in less than an Earth day.

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What was the name of Scott Carpenter's Mercury spacecraft?

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What nebula would fit best in the movie, "The Godfather?"

The Horsehead Nebula

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