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Jupiter unveils more secrets thanks to Juno

#1  Postby Macdoc » Jun 15, 2020 3:48 am

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The Juno spacecraft has been circling Jupiter since 2016. Here are four things we’ve learned so far about the biggest planet in the solar system.

By Christopher Crockett 06.05.2020

In the four years since NASA’s Juno spacecraft went into orbit around Jupiter, it has slowly been coaxing the king of all the planets to reveal its deepest secrets — an astonishing catalog that includes daisy chains of continent-sized cyclones circling both of Jupiter’s poles; vast hailstorms of ammonia-laden “mushballs”; a bloated, fuzzy core at the planet’s center; and a convoluted magnetic field like nothing else in the solar system.

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Re: Jupiter unveils more secrets thanks to Juno

#2  Postby felltoearth » Jun 15, 2020 1:29 pm

I’m wondering if it would be easier for humans to live orbiting Jupiter or on one of its moons than colonizing Mars. Look at all that energy and natural resources.
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#3  Postby Svartalf » Jun 15, 2020 1:40 pm

I don't know where it would be easier and less costly to construct suitable shelter...
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#4  Postby Evolving » Jun 15, 2020 1:40 pm

And we think there may be an underground sea (of water) within Callisto.
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#5  Postby Evolving » Jun 15, 2020 1:41 pm

It’s a very long way away, though.
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#6  Postby Macdoc » Jun 15, 2020 3:29 pm

Yeah and then there is radiation. :o
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#7  Postby The_Piper » Jun 15, 2020 4:07 pm

Svartalf wrote:I don't know where it would be easier and less costly to construct suitable shelter...

Antarctica.
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#8  Postby theropod_V_2.0 » Jun 15, 2020 7:57 pm

In the next decade I would like to see some big money put in to AI as it applies to probes like Juno and Cassini.

Something smart enough to autonomously carry out tasks, record data and robust as hell. Fire it at Venus, and watch the live stream.

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#9  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jun 16, 2020 6:05 am

Lets just nano tech grey goo them into habitable worlds. What could go wrong?
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#10  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jun 16, 2020 6:21 am

Back on the main subject, imagining the inconceivable pressures just under the outer skin of that planet gives me goosebumps, not to mention deep into the liquid metallic hydrogen core just boggles my mind.
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