Arquivo para July 5th, 2016

Let us know Jupiter

05 Jul

The ship’s design Juno, which cost  1.13 billion dollars, which was launchedJunoMissao on August 5, 2011 to explore gravitational and magnetic fields of Jupiter, and to study whether there is water there, you can reach your destination today ( 05/07) at dawn.

Jupiter is 300 times more massive than Earth and is five times farther from the Sun than our planet and completes its orbit around the Sun every 11.8 Earth years.

The first to study it was Galileo, which gave its moons names: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, and today are called Galilean moons, and supported the Copernican theory that the Earth was not the center of Universe.

Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the solar system, and our moon one of them, the Sun and Venus; the gas giant is one of the five planets visible to the naked eye from Earth, from Mars, Venus, Mercury and Saturn, and Jupiter, of course.

The ship will disintegrate due to magnetic attraction of Jupiter that is extremely strong, about 2.5 times that of Earth, that is, the feeling of weight someone of 60 kilograms would be 150 kilograms.


In the early hours of Monday to Tuesday the ship entered the Juno orbits Jupiter, “We’re there! We are in orbit! Conquered Jupiter”, said Scott Bolton, the mission coordinator, of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.