12 Jun

NASA Extends JPL’s Juno Mission to Jupiter

first_imgScience and Technology NASA Extends JPL’s Juno Mission to Jupiter Mission expanded to explore Jovian rings, moons COURTESY OF JET PROPULSION LIBRARY Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 3:10 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newscenter_img Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes NASA has extended both the Juno mission at Jupiter through September 2025 (left) and the InSight mission at Mars through December 2022. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA has extended the Juno mission being managed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to explore Jupiter through September 2025, expanding the science goals to include the overall Jovian system, made up of the planet and its rings and moons.In addition to continuing to explore the Solar System’s largest planet, NASA’s planetary orbiter will rendezvous with three of the most intriguing Jovian moons.“Since its first orbit in 2016, Juno has delivered one revelation after another about the inner workings of this massive gas giant,” said Southwest Research Institute’s Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator. “With the extended mission, we will answer fundamental questions that arose during Juno’s prime mission while reaching beyond the planet to explore Jupiter’s ring system and largest satellites.”Proposed in 2003 and launched in 2011, Juno arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016. The prime mission operations will be completed in July 2021. The extended mission includes 42 additional orbits including close passes of Jupiter’s north polar cyclones and flybys of the Galilean moons Ganymede, Europa and Io, as well as the first extensive exploration of Jupiter’s ring system.The extended mission represents an efficient advance for NASA’s Solar System exploration strategy. The data Juno collects will complement the goals of the next generation of missions to the Jovian system — NASA’s Europa Clipper and ESA’s JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE). Juno’s investigation of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io addresses many science goals identified by the National Academy of Sciences for a future Io explorer mission.The extended mission’s science campaigns expand on discoveries Juno has already made about Jupiter’s interior structure, internal magnetic field, magnetosphere and atmosphere, including its deep atmosphere, polar cyclones and auroras.“With this extension, Juno becomes its own follow-on mission,” said Steve Levin, Juno project scientist at JPL. “Close-up observations of the pole, radio occultations, satellite flybys, and focused magnetic field studies combine to make a new mission, the next logical step in our exploration of the Jovian system.”For example, scientists will target Jupiter’s enigmatic “Great Blue Spot,” an isolated patch near the planet’s equator exhibiting an intense magnetic field, deploying high spatial resolution magnetic surveys during six flybys. As Juno’s orbit evolves, multiple flybys of Ganymede (2), Europa (3), and Io (11) are planned en route to multiple passages through Jupiter’s tenuous rings.The natural evolution of Juno’s polar orbit around the gas giant provides new science opportunities that the extended mission capitalizes on.“The mission designers have done an amazing job crafting an extended mission that conserves the mission’s single most valuable resource — fuel,” said Ed Hirst, Juno project manager from JPL. “Gravity assists from multiple satellite flybys steer our spacecraft through the Jovian system while providing a wealth of science opportunities.” 77 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stufflast_img read more

4 Jun

Work to begin on new youth centre

first_imgNewsWork to begin on new youth centreBy John Keogh – July 9, 2015 1504 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleSwimming – Doyle Advances to 50m Breaststroke Final at World University GamesNext articleLimerick representatives slam lone parent cuts John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Site at Knockalisheen Road/Ballynanty Road beside Thomond Park where Youth Centre is planned.CONSTRUCTION work is expected to begin on a new €1.8 million youth centre in Ballynanty in the coming weeks.The controversial Limerick Youth Service centre has received a mixed response from the local community, however a spokesperson for LYS said the organisation is “delighted to be able to deliver a state-of-the-art Youth Space to the young people on the northside of Limerick city”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The spokesperson continued: “It is difficult to understand how projects that benefit our young people could possibly be the subject of negativity.“Limerick Youth Service has already embarked on a conversation with all interested parties. Constructive dialog is of benefit to all, with the youth of the northside are crying out for the Youth Space.”“Limerick Youth Service were also greatly encouraged by the vote of the new Council in allocating the property to Limerick Youth Service, where we noted that almost all sides of the political spectrum supported the project”.The Northside Youth Space will be home to Limerick Youth Service’s Youth and Family Support Programme, the Northside Youth Café, Ballynanty Garda Youth Diversion Project and a comprehensive Youth Information Service.Ahead of the Council’s vote on the youth centre plans in 2013, the Ballynanty Residents Opposition Committee outlined their objections to the plans.Among their concerns was the loss of green space in the area, fears over antisocial behaviour and traffic issues, as the site is adjacent to the only entrance and exit to Ballynanty, and the lack of consultation with the local community. Linkedin Facebook Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img Print WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSBallynantylimerickLimerick Youth ServiceNorthside Youth Space Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisementlast_img read more

18 May

Teamwork set to avoid claims

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Teamwork set to avoid claimsOn 30 May 2000 in Personnel Today Armed forces retailer Naafi and the MSF union have struck a deal to keep disputes out of employment tribunals.As part of their new partnership agreement, first reported in Personnel Today last October, they have agreed to resolve matters jointly, or through a third party such as Acas, without involving the courts.Cyril Carter, MSF regional organiser, said the deal is the first of its kind agreed by the union. It is thought to be unique in the trade union movement.The deal will see the company’s procedures scrutinised by the union in exchange for the union backing fewer cases.Mike Nicholson, HR director at Naafi, said it is a major step forward in staff-management relations and will provide protection to both sides. He admitted that Naafi has had a problem with claims being brought against it.Under the deal anyone who believes they have been unfairly dismissed, but whose appeal has been rejected, will have their case investigated by the MSF and Naafi.If there is a case to answer it will be resolved through arbitration, only going to tribunal as a last resort. If there is not a case the union will not back a member wanting to go to tribunal.Carter said the intention is to cut out the need to go to tribunal, not to prevent people going. He stressed tribunals will still be a last resort and people will be able to make claims without union backing.“What we are saying is that if Naafi has acted reasonably we would advise that member that their chances at tribunal would be pretty slim,” he said.The deal is the latest measure brought in by Nicholson to improve staff-management relations.Carter said, “There has been a definite change of climate and culture over the last two years. Before that a partnership agreement would not have been contemplated by either side.”www.naafi.co.uk www.msf.org.uk Comments are closed. last_img read more

30 Dec

Ski the Conditions You Have

first_imgA few months ago I splurged on a ski cabin to take my winter-loving boy to the slopes. His favorite season is winter (admittedly sometimes I look at him and wonder if he’s really my son, as my attitude tends to surviving more than enjoying the colder months). Southern Appalachia’s fickle weather makes it impossible to predict whether a day in February will be in the twenties or sixties.Nevertheless, I took a gamble and made plans for a snowy long weekend. We’d hone his turns on the blue trails and in the evenings we’d ice skate or hit the tubing hill. Plenty of hot chocolate breaks would warm him up and then there’d be the fireplace and hot tub back at the cabin to unwind after a cold day outside.The forecast didn’t corporate. Temperatures hovered around forty with a hundred percent rain. Some friends canceled, others decided to stay in the cabin and save skiing for better weather.My son wouldn’t hear of not skiing. He’d been counting down the days until we headed to the slopes. I forced a smile and packed rain jackets and pants to wear over our thermals.We purchased our lift tickets and patches of mud greeted us as we stepped into our skis. The lift lines non-existent, we shuffled right to the front and lowered the bar. We ascended into the fog as rain beaded up on our clothes.The rain had washed away the snow and in breaks in the fog, we played I Spy , pointing out Mardi Gras beads, stray gloves and a tree tenacious enough to grow out of rock.That day we had the mountain all to ourselves. My son pointed his skis toward the barest patches of earth or the longest stretches of ice and skied right over them, laughing. I imagined that he was triumphant, that despite the weather he was enjoying himself. His example of squaring up and skiing right over unpleasant conditions made me realize that he was improving his skiing by getting comfortable dealing with ice and mud.I was reminded of a lesson I learned not skiing, but sailing. When the wind was too strong or nonexistent, when the wind blew in the exact opposite direction I wanted to go, I would repeat the age-old saying.Sail the winds you have.We could no more wait for better snow than we could have waited for the perfect amount of wind blowing in the right direction.So when it’s too hot or too cold, too wet or too dry, I’ll resolve to make the best of it.last_img read more

16 Aug

Chris Paul trade rumors: ‘There’s not a team in the league’ willing to deal for Rockets guard

first_imgCharania reported:”There’s not a team in the league right now that is (willing) to trade for Chris Paul. Even teams that they’ve called, I’m told, as just a (salary) dump, like ‘We’ll give you Chris Paul for free,’ those teams are like ‘No, we’re good.’ The value just is not there right now.”Paul averaged 15.6 points, 8.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 58 games for the Rockets last season. He shot 41.9% from the field and 35.8% from 3-point range. Related News NBA trade rumors: Celtics have ‘checked in’ with Rockets about potential deal for Clint Capela NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Rockets may be looking to trade into top 20 “I can promise you, we’re going to win some championships with James Harden, because we are not going to sit here,” Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta told reporters last month. “We will go to battle every year. We’re going to have a strong offseason, and we’re going to do whatever we can to be a better team. We are not going to sit on our hands, I can promise you that.”Meanwhile, coach Mike D’Antoni has reportedly had contentious talks with the Rockets about a contract extension. He has one more season remaining on his current deal. Rocket GM Daryl Morey dismisses reported James Harden-Chris Paul tension “James Harden loves the isolation game….Chris Paul and other members of that team have gone to Coach D’Antoni and said, ‘Listen, we have to include more play sets, we have to include more ball movement.'”- @ShamsCharania joins #T2S to talk Rockets and upcoming NBA free agency. pic.twitter.com/ZC5wfnZkGW— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) June 18, 2019The 34-year-old guard, who signed a four-year, $160 million extension with Houston in July 2018, denied Yahoo Sports’ report in an Instagram comment.Chris Paul has logged on pic.twitter.com/hmk7C95Y9G— Devin Grainger (@devlightyear) June 18, 2019The Rockets finished 2018-19 with a 53-29 record but fell to the Warriors in six games in the Western Conference semifinals. Golden State has eliminated Houston from the playoffs in two straight seasons.Houston is “actively exploring the trade market for Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker” and is “operating under the belief that at least one of those three” players will not be on the team next season, according to an earlier report from the New York Times. The Rockets may not have many options if they decide to trade Chris Paul.Paul has asked Houston to move him because his relationship with star James Harden is “unsalvageable,” according to a report from Yahoo Sports . But, Paul does not have much value on the trade market because of the $125 million remaining on his contract, The Athletic’s Shams Charania said Tuesday during an appearance on CBS Sports Network.last_img read more