JUNO, Reporting Live From Jupiter


This is it, in a few hours NASA’s JUNO mission to Jupiter will successfully decelerate into orbit, or drift aimlessly into deep space. Beginning at 7:30 pm pacific time, a live feed from NASA television documents this epic hit or miss, linked below –

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#public

While we’re waiting, ponder an image of auroras on Jupiter. Captured by Hubble on May 19, NASA released the image on July 1 as JUNO approached outer reaches of Jupiter’s realm.

Image via NASA

View larger. | Aurora on Jupiter. Image via NASA, ESA, and J. Nichols (University of Leicester)