A festival celebrating the life of the late Juno-award winning musician Gerry Atwell is taking place on his birthday, Aug 14th. Tune in for special live coverage from #GerryFest on Up to Speed starting at 3 p.m., then join host @CBCMarcy at 7 p.m. on CBC Gem.
The Juno spacecraft, launched #OTD in 2011, took the following image of Jupiter’s south pole from an altitude of 52,000 km (~32,000 miles). The oval features seen in the picture are cyclones, of up to 1,000 km (~600 miles) in diameter.
NASA's Juno mission just uncovered two exciting new findings about our solar system's largest planet. 🤔
Intriguing: NASA Juno Takes First Images of Jovian Moon Ganymede's North Pole. Ganymede is the only moon in the solar system that is larger than the planet Mercury and also the only moon that has its own magnetic field! (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM)
“Lighting Up Jupiter’s Dark Side ” –Juno Mission Reveals the Unknown
LOOK: NASA shared new results of the Juno Mission to Jupiter on Thursday, Aug 5. suggesting that the giant planet is home to "shallow lightning" or an unexpected form of electrical discharge from an ammonia-water solution. 📷 NASA FB
A spark in your life. ⚡ LOOK: NASA illustrates high-altitude electrical storms on Jupiter from data obtained by the Juno mission. The data suggests that the planet is home to “shallow lightning,” which comes from a unique ammonia-water solution. 📷: NASA/FB
#Nature Small lightning flashes from shallow electrical storms on Jupiter Juno spacecraft observed a flash rate is about 0.061 flashes per square kilometre per year, as short as 5.4 milliseconds.