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NASA wants you to pick picture sites for Jupiter probe(the hindu )

NASA has invited people to vote on which parts of Jupiter should be photographed by the Juno spacecraft during its next close flyby on February 2.

“We are looking forward to people visiting our website and becoming part of the JunoCam imaging team,” said Candy Hansen, investigator in the Juno probe from the Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona.

“It’s up to the public to determine the best locations in Jupiter’s atmosphere for JunoCam to capture during this flyby,” Ms. Hansen added. JunoCam is a colour, visible-light camera designed to capture detailed pictures of Jupiter’s poles and cloud tops.

Juno will make its closest approach to Jupiter when the spacecraft is about 4,300 kms above the planet’s swirling clouds. Two hours later, the imaging will conclude as the spacecraft completes its close flyby, departing from below the gas giant’s south pole.

Juno is now on its fourth orbit around Jupiter. — IANS

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