Wednesday, May 24, 2017

JPL And NASA To Discuss First Jupiter Scientific Findings, From Juno -- Tomorrow At 2 PM EDT

Yet again, a space science story has fired my imagination, anew. [Backgrounder, here.]

I'll live update, here -- if something extraordinary is disclosed. And with each new space science plunge (some 14 -- yet to go!), the little craft is more profoundly imperiled -- but onward she sails, at 129,000 miles an hour, just the same. Fearless. And that, too, is admirable. NASA will host a press gathering, tomorrow at 1 PM local time, to explain the first batch of science papers, from sweet Juno's data:

. . . .Scientists from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss their first in-depth science results in a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 25, when multiple papers with early findings will be published online by the journal Science and Geophysical Research Letters.

The teleconference participants are:

Diane Brown, program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington

Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio

Jack Connerney, deputy principal investigator at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland

Heidi Becker, Juno radiation monitoring investigation lead at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California

Candy Hansen, Juno co-investigator at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona

To participate in the teleconference, media must email their name and affiliation to Laurie Cantillo at by noon Thursday. Media and the public also may ask questions during the briefing on Twitter using #askNASA. . . .

Now you know -- and we will all know more, tomorrow afternoon. Smiling, as I too will twist through a clear, bright morning, tomorrow. . . Sleep well, one and all. . . Pax tecum.


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