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Offline Pseudoscience-is-malarkey

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What is most important of NASA's Juno Mission?
« on: 14/07/2016 03:32:25 »
I am not as excited about this event as I was about New Horizons one year ago today. But what is possibly most important about it's study of Jupiter, and can it be argued it is more important than N.H.?


 

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Re: What is most important of NASA's Juno Mission?
« Reply #1 on: 14/07/2016 03:54:45 »
Quote from: Pseudoscience-is-malarkey
I am not as excited about [Juno] as I was about New Horizons one year ago today.
It is true that there have been previous probes to Jupiter, while New Horizons was the first visit to Pluto (and also the first to visit a Kuiper Belt Object in a couple of years).

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But what is possibly most important about it's study of Jupiter?
We are finding out from extraterrestrial planets that Jupiter-style planets are far more common than expected - and we haven't found too many small rocky worlds (like Earth or Pluto).

So taking a close look at Jupiter and studying its core will provide great insight on how planetary systems form, and possibly give some hints about the possible future of our Solar System.
 

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