Saturday, June 3, 2017
Jupiter Juno Perijove, set to some creepy 2001 A Space Odyssey music
Perijove = nearest point of a flyby of Jupiter. Cool word.
Background info: An apsis (Greek: ἁψίς; plural apsides //, Greek: ἁψῖδες) is an extreme point in an object's orbit. The word comes via Latin from Greek and is cognate with apse. For elliptic orbits about a larger body, there are two apsides, named with the prefixes peri- (from περί (peri), meaning 'near') and ap-, or apo- (from ἀπ(ό) (ap(ó)), meaning 'away from') added to a reference to the thing being orbited.
I wonder what colossal dose of radiation little Juno absorbed while zipping by that monstrous planet?
I wish Galileo and Copernicus were alive to see this.