Open Thread: NASA Juno Mission Images


I have had a crappy, crappy few days, so I was glad when this came across my twitter feed. Sometimes I need to look outside myself to remember there are good things out there.

I hope your days are better.

Non-politic open thread

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    I’m signing off for the night…but send me your pet and good news items when you can. And yes, I’ll try for a Pearl-Bixby-other critters update later in the week.

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    Wow, gorgeous.

    I actually just finished an unexpected research project: what would the view be if you were orbiting Saturn’s moon Enceladus? I ended up emailing with a scientist at JPL. Just now I was calculating how far from the moon you could orbit. It’s about 2300km, if you were curious.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Pearl ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @TaMara: I am so sorry about the crappy, crappy days you have endured recently. Sucks mightily. Your amazing contingent of BJ jackals awaits you, prepared to do battle on your behalf! You have but to say the word :-)

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    Mary G says:

    Those are gorgeous works of art. We’ve come a long way in technology since everyone crowded around the TV to see Alan Shepard standing on the moon.

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    @SiubhanDuinne: Thank you. You’d be amazed at how at the end of a crappy day, I look at Bixby and think, you know, it’s really not so crappy.

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    Oh, and I see Neil Gaiman and Nick Offerman talk about Good omens tomorrow! That’ll be fun.

    @TaMara (HFG): I imagine! {{ hugs }}

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    spudgun says:

    So sorry, T – hope your critters were able to make things better! (WTF am I saying, critters ALWAYS make everything better!)

    Wonderful images – ever since Saturn/Cassini ended I’ve been turning my attention to the Juno pix…just amazing and really glad I lived long enough to see things like this!

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    spudgun says:

    @Major Major Major Major: CANNOT. WAIT. for this show!! Just wish Terry Pratchett was here to see it…

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    Glidwrith says:

    My research project to build cartilage is finally coming full circle. The joint supplement I invented looks like it is going to go on the market. It’s been a long road.

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    TomatoQueen says:

    These are stunning. The four-legs and feathery crew will take care of you.

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    If you like these images, check out NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, great stuff there from amateur photographers and professional scientists.

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    NotMax says:

    @Mary G

    Neil Armstrong. 50th anniversary coming up this July.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Your pictures of the night sky aren’t too shabby, either. I really enjoy them.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @NotMax: Buzz Aldrin was with Neil and is still with us on Earth, at age 89. I’m sure there will be an event but I just haven’t heard about it yet.

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    MoCA Ace says:

    Sorry to hear about your crappy days. My good news… a bear ripped the door off my chicken coop the other night but didn’t kill any of my girls. Youngest spawn got his grades back and is rocking a 3.8 GPA with one year to go on his undergrad! No humble about the bragging here… I’m so damned proud! He’s still planning on Medical School. Did I mention I’m so damned proud?

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    Doug R says:

    @NotMax: @opiejeanne:

    Neil Armstrong. 50th anniversary coming up this July.

    APOLLO 11 is out on Blu-ray and DVD and if your local video stores are out of stock, you can get it on demand:

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    @NotMax: PBS American Experience

    Sneak Peak (link)

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    @opiejeanne: I submitted one of my pics, guess it wasn’t up to snuff.😥

    ETA: If you look at yesterday’s APOTD, it will look very similar to one of the pics in my OTR submission for this week.

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    Duane says:

    @Glidwrith: Late getting here but congratulations. That sounds like a tremendous accomplishment.

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    Inspectrix says:

    Keep trying Bill! Yours are worthy!

    APOD is one of my antidotes when I’m feeling poisoned by the human aspects of the universe. The discussion section for each picture is always fascinating.

    Also good is Earth Sky’s images of the day

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    Glidwrith says:

    @Duane: Thanks, Duane. I have been using it for the past three years and I have high hopes that it will help a lot of people when those creaky joints manifest. It won’t replace chunks of cartilage that have been torn out, but it might truly delay the onset of osteoarthritis. Obviously we can’t claim that yet, but wouldn’t it be grand?

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    blackcatsrule says:

    @Glidwrith: Congratulations and please let us know when it is available!

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    @Glidwrith: Wow. Amazing.

    @MoCA Ace: OMG!

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: I agree, your stuff is amazing.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Glidwrith: holy crap, that is amazing. Good for you!
    @TaMara (HFG): i know what you mean. Gonna send you some pics as soon as I am done with this hell week.

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    Betty says:

    @Glidwrith: Awesome, spoken as someone whose knees are starting to go.

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    Betty says:

    Those Jupiter images are so Van Gogh! Gorgeous.

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    Glidwrith says:

    @blackcatsrule: @TaMara (HFG): @Miss Bianca: They’ve got a placeholder website set up called if you want to register for notification. Be sure you include the www part or you won’t get to the right place.

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