Juno Arrives at Jupiter Today

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  1. The Night Funky

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    Orbital insertion happens tonight.
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    Never thought I would see an outer planets probe powered by solar panels.
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    Yes it's not the Red Room but when I saw "orbital insertion" the first thing I thought of is Gunnery Sergeant Hartman screaming "I will tear out your eye and skull fuck you!" :lol:
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  6. The Night Funky

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    Main engine burn is go.
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  7. Zenow

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    We have Jupiter orbit - welcome to Jupiter, y'all ;)
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    You mean "Welcome back to Jupiter." We've been there a couple times before. But this mission promises lots of cool new stuff, so let's press on with the SCIENCE, bitches!
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    Cool, had my fingers crossed for this one. Should be some really interesting science coming out of it :)
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  11. The Night Funky

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    Actual picture? If so that is fucking awesome!
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    Holy fuckballs! Great image. :techman:
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    Okay. Feel very small now.
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    I see Van Gogh's ear.
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    I see Waldo - wait that's just Jimmy Hoffa, sorry. But that is a freaky picture!
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    Wow, and :j:
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  18. The Night Funky

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    The part of the Great Red Spot you can see in that pic is larger than the Earth, BTW. Now how small do you feel?
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  19. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    I'm pretty sure it's from a video on YouTube, cropped from a screen grab.



    Jupiter Shot.jpg
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  20. Zombie

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    The sad part about this? A big accomplishment like this should be important to this country and even the world as we learn more and more from doing stuff like this about solar system. Yet almost no one except those who care about this type of stuff, like us, probably even know it happened.
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  21. Diacanu

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    Somewhere, a Starbucks barista is practicing to pull that off.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Also, the moon is Io. Io orbits too far from Jupiter to appear that small compared to the Great Red Spot. Here's how large Io would appear to be in orbit of Jupiter.

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  23. The Esquire of Gothos

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    Jupiter is so ginormous & so richly chemically endowed, it'd be endlessly fascinatingly awesome to discover life (perhaps of more than one type?) in its cloud decks of cloud decks.
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    A book I had as a kid speculated that Jupiter could harbor lifeforms similar to jellyfish floating in its upper atmosphere.
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  25. Dayton Kitchens

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    Jupiter's atmosphere is so vast we could probably search until the 23rd century before we found one way or the other
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  26. The Night Funky

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    That would greatly depend upon the kind of life that was there. Large floating gas bags would probably be easy to find. Plankton sized organisms drifting in clouds would take considerably longer to find.
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  27. steve2^4

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    Not if it was like the Florida Algae bloom.

    That spot on Jupiter? Red Algae.
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  28. TheLonelySquire

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    Exactly. Well said.
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    Also, Timothy Zahn's Manta's Gift
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    Large floating gas bags would probably be easy to find.
    Totally agree, ours are easy to spot: Michael Moore would be one good example! Okay, it had to be said, let's keep it tech forge here.
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