Sunday, July 3, 2016

Science education live : Eyes In Juno ! Resources & apps

credits: NASA

It's Juno final approach at Jupiter! The patriotic arrival date is a happy coincidence, according to the project’s principal investigator, Scott Bolton, who directs the space sciences department at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

“We did not actually select July 4,” Bolton told during a June interview.  “Celestial mechanics selected it.”
On July 4, at 8:18 p.m. PDT, Juno will fire its main engine, beginning a 35-minute burn that will place it into orbit around Jupiter.

After a journey of more than 5 years, the Juno spacecraft is ready for its detailed look at Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. 
Traveling 1.8 billion miles over five years, NASA's Juno spacecraft has almost reached Jupiter. 
Juno will be the first spacecraft in more than a decade to orbit the planet.


If you are lucky and you're still at school, or you are a passionate student in science, don't loose this big opportunity.
Tell you students (if you are a teacher) or just download the app (if you are a student) to explore this awesome educational digital resource. The app Eyes on Juno.

Eyes on Juno
Artist concept of Juno near Jupiter
Using Eyes on the Solar System and simulated data from the Juno flight team you can ride onboard the spacecraft using the app Eyes on Juno on your Mac or PC
You can ride along with the Juno spacecraft in real-time at any time during the entire mission.

In this interactive visualization: app
  • Watch the arrival at Jupiter on the 4th of July, 2016;
  • See Juno use Earth’s gravity as a slingshot to pick up speed;
  • Learn about the science of Jupiter and about the spacecraft itself. 
  • Or turn on and off the magnetic field, aurorae, and the radiation belt, all in 3D! 

Other resources:

Juno: Mission to Jupiter 360 Video (Narrated)

"Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in."

Sally Ride,  physicist and astronaut,  first American woman in space in 1983
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