I have really been struggling with what to say lately. I try to see the humor in life, but there’s not a lot of funny right now. Lucky for me, a blogger I like a lot had some great perspective, so I’m passing along his words. Peace.
While it was a veritable s***storm here on Earth with news I don’t even want to mention, another event happened millions of miles away.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft is has awakened after a long slumber of space travel and starting turning its sensors on to give us more information about Jupiter.
Juno’s nine science instruments were off when the probe entered orbit around the solar system’s largest planet Monday, to reduce complications during that night’s make-or-break orbit-insertion engine burn.
The mission team powered up five of those instruments Wednesday and plans to turn on the other four before the end of the month, NASA officials said. So Juno should be ready to gather some science data when Juno makes its next close pass by the huge planet on Aug. 27. The probe is currently in a 53-day orbit around Jupiter.
The Juno mission launched in August 2011 to help better understand Jupiter’s…
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