On This Episode
Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, for Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado
Director of Interplanetary Missions for Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Director, Space Science and Engineering Division for Southwest Research Institute
Instrument Operations Manager at MSSS and Mastcam-Z Uplink Operations Lead for Malin Space Science Systems
Senior Scientist for Planetary Science Institute
Solar System Specialist and Science Communicator
Reader for University of Leicester
Juno Project Manager for Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society
Return with us to the evening of July 4, 2016 and the exciting arrival at Jupiter of the Juno orbiter. You’ll hear the moment of successful orbital insertion. Several of the mission’s key contributors reveal how Juno accomplished this feat, along with what they hope the spacecraft will tell us about the giant planet. A Juno pin and t-shirt are waiting for the winner of the new What’s Up space trivia contest.
- Juno Has Arrived!
- Juno Mission Home
- “Why With Nye” – Bill Nye’s Juno Science Video Series
- Lockheed Martin Juno Site
- Malin Space Science Systems
- Singer/Songwriter Cheryl Wheeler’s “Orbiting Jupiter”
- The Juno Jupiter Approach Video
- Hubble Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiter's Atmosphere
This week's prizes are a Juno mission t-shirt and pin.
This week's question:
What instrument on Juno sounds most like something from a Star Wars movie?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Tuesday, July 19th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What is the total power output of Juno at the distance of Jupiter from the Sun?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What is the ratio of the equatorial surface gravity of the Sun to the force or pull of gravity at the surface of the Earth? (We’ll define the “surface” of the Sun as the edge of the photosphere or visible surface.)
The ratio of the Sun’s gravity to Earth’s is about 28:1.