First In-Orbit View of Jupiter From Juno

The JunoCam camera aboard NASA’s Juno mission is operational and transmitting data after the spacecraft’s July 4 arrival at Jupiter. Juno’s visible-light camera was turned on six days after Juno fired its main engine, placing itself into orbit around the solar system’s largest planet. The first high-resolution images of the gas giant Jupiter are still … More First In-Orbit View of Jupiter From Juno

Significant Solar Flare Recorded By NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

A relatively strong, C-class solar flare was observed on Sunday, July 17th by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flare is noteworthy in that the sun has been relatively quiescent, on its way to solar minimum. The image and the accompanying video below are composites, compiled from hard Ultraviolet and X-ray images obtained by the SDO, … More Significant Solar Flare Recorded By NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

Today Marks One Year Anniversary of Historic Pluto Flyby!

Today marks the one year anniversary of New Horizon’s historic flyby of Pluto, completing humanity’s first reconnaissance of all the classical planets. Rather than a mere flyby, what if we were to actually land on the frigid, enigmatic world? To celebrate the anniversary while openly pondering that very question, the following video was released by … More Today Marks One Year Anniversary of Historic Pluto Flyby!

Limitless!

In what could only be described as a visual metaphor of a bright, hopeful, limitless future, this image, iconic as it is inspirational, epitomizes what is the best in us, the potential we have to soar to new heights, a young child chasing Juno along a Florida beach as the intrepid explorer slips the surly … More Limitless!

Juno, The Essence of Celestial Harmonic Motion

In beautiful cadence, the progress of knowledge and understanding cascading across the millennia culminating now, with Juno’s successful arrival at Jupiter. In resounding brilliance, we are in orbit around the largest planet in our solar system, in search of our beginnings. In the waning hours of July 4th, Juno successfully began its two year orbit … More Juno, The Essence of Celestial Harmonic Motion