Saturday, July 02, 2016

jupiter flyby July4
Time magazine reminds us a dsp probe will brmsking a close pass to the planet Jupiter in a couple days (July 4).iitry to stay up on this kind vof stuff but this is the first I'd heard of it. Ivwasnt aware the probe had even been launched.

I read many years ago that Jupiters gravity was so strong not even radio waves can escape it.ozi suppose that's irrelevant I since it would be foolhardy to try and land people on it.

I'm excited to see what the probe finds. Let's just hope the Borg or xylons aren't using Jupiter for a hideout.


At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Radio waves are only slightly affected by super massive gravitational forces, say, our sun. Radio waves can not only pass by Jupiter... the planet itself (Jupiter's magnetosphere) emits radio waves that were first detected in the 1950s and directly observed by the Pioneer 10 spacecraft in 1973.

At 11:16 AM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

They're probably doing alot of things about which they don't inform us!! It really is good to stay informed about our country and world. The photos are always so amazing, and it's neat to see what our earth and other celestial objects like. When I was young, I was very enthusiastic about space exploration. Right now though,i wish the money and effort were used to develop cures for health conditions and for the environment. There seems to be so much to be done on earth, and we have a huge national debt. Is that a sign I'm getting old, cackle, cackle!? Maybe space exploration is needed to try and stay ahead of other countries for defense reasons?

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Thanx,10:44 and1116
If the two of you haven't tried it, you can sometimes see the rings of Saturn with with regular 7x35 binoculars. With my 60x Bhutan Nell spotting SCOP,I can see the different rings within throngs of Saturn.I icanoften see Saturn's moons with my naked .neat stuff dotano catch thecylons attacking, tho..too scry..

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

Yes, because they might have to take you with them, yikes ! 🌎

At 4:33 PM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

Be careful, Fred ! ! !


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