Now.Space - A Jupiter Retrospective
My piece on all our previous visits to Jupiter for Now.Space in advance of the arrival of NASA’s Juno spacecraft on the evening of Monday, July 4, 2016.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft is arriving at Jupiter tonight and when it does, it will be the ninth spacecraft to visit the gas giant. Pioneers 10 and 11, Voyagers 1 and 2, Ulysses, Galileo, Cassini, and New Horizons, have all been there, done that. But all the previous missions, save Galileo, were fly-bys. Juno will be the first spacecraft in almost thirteen years to go into orbit around Jupiter.
With this exciting event on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to see just how much our views of Jupiter have changed since we first learned how to send our robotic ambassadors out into the Solar System.
Read the full article here.