We're scientists and engineers on NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which went into orbit last night. Ask us anything!
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UPDATE: 5:20 p.m. EDT: That's all the time we have for today; got to get back to flying this spacecraft. We'll check back as time permits to answer other questions. Till then, please follow the mission online at http://twitter.com/NASAJuno and http://facebook.com/NASAjuno
We're team members working on NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter. After an almost five-year journey through space, we received confirmation that Juno successfully entered Jupiter's orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth last night at 8:53 pm. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4. Today, July 5 from 4-5 p.m. ET, we're taking your questions. Ask us anything!
Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager Steve Levin, Juno project scientist Jared Espley, Juno program scientist Candy Hansen, JunoCam co-investigator Elsa Jensen, JunoCam operations engineer Leslie Lipkaman, JunoCam uplink operations Glen Orton, NASA-JPL senior research scientist Stephanie L. Smith, NASA-JPL social media lead Jason Townsend, NASA social media team
Juno's main goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. With its suite of nine science instruments, Juno will investigate the existence of a solid planetary core, map Jupiter's intense magnetic field, measure the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observe the planet's auroras. More info at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6558