Juno Arrives at Jupiter

Conversation Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM PT (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET)
Juno Spacecraft

This telecon is sponsored by the Solar System Ambassadors program.

Presentation files and transcript are at the bottom of the page.

All eyes are on NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter as the spacecraft nears its long-awaited arrival at the Solar System’s largest planet. Juno reaches the Jovian world on July 4th, 2016, setting the record for humanity’s most distant solar-powered explorer. The spacecraft will orbit around Jupiter’s poles every 14 days, investigating the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.

Join us for a conversation with Juno’s principal investigator Scott Bolton, who will describe the history of this mission, the science behind it, and how it will unlock the mysteries of our solar system’s magnificent giant.

Scott Bolton is principal investigator of NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter and the associate vice president, Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). His research area is planetary sciences with a focus on the giant planets and the origin of the solar system.

Courtney O’Connor serves as the public engagement lead for the Juno mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). 

The Juno Mission website (https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/) includes great resources such as an incredible Media Gallery, the great Why with Nye series, and the citizen science campaign Junocam.  

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