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(NASA)   Juno is going to spy...er, do a fly-by of Europa for future missions. The monolith fluctuates its tone to indicate disapproval   (nasa.gov) divider line
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2022-09-25 1:36:46 AM  
Indicate disapproval or shamelessly flirt?
(Doesn't get uot popper yet but checks to see if there's corn, butter.)
//OF COURSE there's salt! There's ALWAYS SALT!
///I'm a (thirsty) salt-a-holic.
 
2022-09-25 2:05:33 AM  
atta girl!!
 
2022-09-25 6:37:44 AM  
I want Europan sushi. C'mon NASA, JAXA, ESA, hell even CNSA.  Somebody find the alien fish!
 
2022-09-25 7:25:10 AM  
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2022-09-25 7:35:12 AM  
NASA came VERY close to not installing a camera on this probe.

The PR folks got a lot of good science done especially since Jupiter's polar regions which had not been seen before were a bit of a surprise. The camera was put in for "public outreach."
 
2022-09-25 8:01:22 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: NASA came VERY close to not installing a camera on this probe.

The PR folks got a lot of good science done especially since Jupiter's polar regions which had not been seen before were a bit of a surprise. The camera was put in for "public outreach."


Scientists are good at their disciplines, but they're not always that smart in the broader sense.

Publicly funded agencies need to appeal to the public to get more funding.  Pretty pictures are worth many times their weight in science.
 
2022-09-25 8:14:25 AM  
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2022-09-25 9:45:28 AM  
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2022-09-25 9:51:15 AM  

leeksfromchichis: TheMysteriousStranger: NASA came VERY close to not installing a camera on this probe.

The PR folks got a lot of good science done especially since Jupiter's polar regions which had not been seen before were a bit of a surprise. The camera was put in for "public outreach."

Scientists are good at their disciplines, but they're not always that smart in the broader sense.

Publicly funded agencies need to appeal to the public to get more funding.  Pretty pictures are worth many times their weight in science.


Yeah the pics keep the public interested and are worth it just for that: No bucks, no Buck Rogers.

But let us be clear that in this case the camera has scientifically justified itself many times over as the polar regions of Jupiter did not look like they were expected to. And now we will get a close look at Europa. And more importantly see how the surface has changed over time.

/Admittedly we are getting lucky in that the camera was not expected to last very long. But stuff lasting far longer than advertised is a bit of a NASA tradition.
 
2022-09-25 10:42:52 AM  

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THAT NEVER GETS OLD!
 
2022-09-25 12:34:26 PM  
I just noticed Europa Report on Prime yesterday and watched it again for the first time in years. Still very good.

/It's always a crapshoot rewatching sci-fi movies after a few years. Special effects, IRL tech, and even society can make unanticipated changes that can make the movie age really poorly.
//Smartphones are a great example of the last two.
///I can't imagine the headache of trying to future-proof "realistic" sci-fi stories.
 
2022-09-25 12:55:05 PM  

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that one's getting really boring.

Do better.
 
2022-09-25 11:58:20 PM  

Kittypie070: FrostbiteFallsMN: [Fark user image 577x324]

that one's getting really boring.

Do better.


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/Star kitty.
 
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