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How Juno Will Peer Deep Below Jupiter's Roiling Clouds


Microwave radiometer antenna

This unadorned sheet of aluminum panels is the largest antenna of the microwave radiometer aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft, and one of the most crucial components to scientists' efforts to peer deep into the roiling cloudscape of Jupiter.

Credit: Michael Janssen/JPL

When ground controllers begin powering up the Juno spacecraft's science instruments on July 6, one of their most important goals will be to get the microwave radiometer up and running.

From Scientific American
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