Advertisement

Blog

Juno Jokes and a challenge to our readers

NASA tells us how their Juno spacecraft got its name: In Greek and Roman mythology, Jupiter drew a veil of clouds around himself to hide his mischief. It was Jupiter's wife, the goddess Juno, who was able to peer through the clouds and reveal Jupiter's true nature. The Juno spacecraft will also look beneath the clouds to see what the planet is up to, not seeking signs of misbehavior, but helping us to understand the planet's structure and history.

On Feb. 20, 2018, in its final and 37th orbit, Juno will make a final and suicidal dive into the surface of Jupiter.

Juno's orbital pattern around Jupiter.

Juno's orbital pattern around Jupiter.

My Juno Joke: NASA’s Juno spacecraft will spend the next 20 months orbiting Jupiter, and in its last orbit, termed the 'Doo-Dang' orbit, flying in an ever decreasing orbital trajectory until it flies up its own aft with a dull metallic thud.

I am challenging our Planet Analog audience to submit a Juno Joke that must be of somewhat technical nature but with a geeky, humorous slant.

Please add your Juno Joke below. If you are not yet registered, please do so in order to post your Juno Joke.

2 comments on “Juno Jokes and a challenge to our readers

  1. David Ashton
    August 3, 2016

    February??  They might at least have let her go on till June!!

    (The month of June is also named after the goddess Juno).

  2. Steve Taranovich
    August 3, 2016

    Right David, good point—June would have been better 🙂 —Juno is also the wife of the god Jupiter!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.