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JUNO swings by Earth this evening Oct 9th

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JUNO swings by Earth this evening Oct 9th was created by DeirdreKelleghan

NASA's Juno Spacecraft swings by the Earth at 19:21 GMT this evening Oct 9th. This manouver is to enable Juno to get a big gravity assist in order for it to fling itself out to Jupiter. You can watch it in real time in the virtual world by using this NASA software

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: JUNO swings by Earth this evening Oct 9th

That was a lot harder to spot than I expected! Even after 11pm to when it had slowed down, but at magnitude 12 it was hard to even spot a trail in an image. If you stand back from this pic and squint a bit you might see a streak near the center :)



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Replied by DeirdreKelleghan on topic Re: JUNO swings by Earth this evening Oct 9th

I see the line :) great capture of a fleeting visit !

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