May 19th 2023
This Week in Space 62
Juno's Jupiter Journey With Dr. Scott Bolton
The Juno Probe Has Redefined Jupiter and Its Moons
Jupiter is the king of the solar system, yet it has only been visited by a handful of probes. Juno is the most recent, and has redefined how we understand the giant planet. Since 2016, Juno has explored Jupiter's intense and mysterious magnetic field, changed how we look at giant planet formation, made critical observations of the complex movements of Jupiter's atmosphere, flow through the planet's nearly invisible rings, and probed the intricacies of the Jovian core. Add to that the Junocam project, which allowed citizen scientists to request specific targets for imaging, and you have one heck of a successful mission, now in its 22nd year! Join us as we talk to Juno's chief scientist, Scott Bolton.
Image credit: NASA
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