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Women’s March 2018-UK, in heavy snow and sleet.

Women's March in UK

Over thousand women turned out back past the memorial to women in the second world war, protesters chanted “Time’s up” and “We want justice not revenge” on Sunday.

The event organized by Women’s March London, a similar protest in 2017 shut down central London.

The event was named as Time’s Up rally, launched in January by women in Hollywood to counter sexual misconduct in the entertainment business and workplaces following the Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement.

#MeToo movement started with countless allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. But soon, personal experiences began pouring in from women in several industries across the world, and the hashtag #MeToo became a rallying cry against sexual assault and harassment at workplace.

The US election proved a catalyst for a grassroots movement of women to assert the positive values that the politics of fear denies.  Last year January 21, 2017, on the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, women-led marches, welcoming all participants, which took place across the world, with the scale being largest in Washington D.C.

Exactly one year later, really happened in London, again to stand up against the heinous crime of gender inequality and sexual harassment by men at workplace

Activists across the globe gave speeches at Time’s Up rally in support of equal rights, sexual harassment, and misconduct.

The Labor MP Stella Creasy gave one of the most igneous speech. Creasy said: “A year ago, everyone told us this was a flash in the pan. They said women will march and then they’ll go home and nothing will change. That’s the point. Everything has to change because #MeToo isn’t just some hashtag, it’s saying we’re not going to cope anymore, we’re going to change the rules.”

People chanted across from British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office on Sunday with posters reading “We Are Powerful” and “Time’s Up” commemorating the anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Emma McNally, the core organizers of the March, said Sunday’s rally went extraordinarily despite snow and sleet.

“We’re so pleased to see everyone out in great numbers on a day when the weather is absolutely atrocious, but that just says it all. Time is up. People are sick of it. We’re constantly being sold there is no alternative, but we’re not having it anymore.”

Virtual Reality with Magnetic Skin Sensor

Magnetic sensor

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research(IFW) and Johannes Kepler University Lin(JKU) have developed a magnetic sensor which is extremely thin and can be worn on the skin. People are very familiar with “augmented reality”: a computer-generated virtual reality with the success of Pokémon Go game. The electronic magnetic sensor will enable touchless manipulation of both physical and virtual objects.

At first glance, the glossy little gold bracelets looked like a modern tattoo. But in this very thin and invisible like foil that sticks to the palm like a second skin. The magnetic fields provide a feeling of “Sixth sense” with the help of sensors. These sensors enable people to access not only the physical world but also merely embedded with emotions, such as how a smartphone and control day to day objects.

Magnetic Sensor

Source: HZDR

For the first time, physicist and his team –  Prof. Oliver G. Schmidt at IFW Dresden and Prof. Martin Kaltenbrunner in the Soft Electronics Laboratory at JKU Linz -demonstrated that the magnetic field sensors can identify and process body movement in a room with a stable magnet. “Our electronic skin traces the movement of a hand, for example, by changing its position with respect to the external magnetic field of a permanent magnet,” explains Cañón Bermúdez of HZDR, the lead author of the study. “This not only means that we can digitize its rotations and translate them to the virtual world but also even influence objects there.” Using this technique, the researchers managed to control a virtual light bulb on a computer screen in a touchless way.

Source: HZDR

Four Gunmen attack Kabul’s Intercontinental hotel, claiming guest hostages.

Kabul Attack

Kabul: Jan 20, a group of four gunmen attacked Kabul Intercontinental hotel. One witness, who prefers anonymity, said that the attackers took some guests and the hotel staff’s hostage.

Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital of Kabul, As per the officials from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Affairs. Out of four, two attackers were killed in the hotel.

Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman of Afghan Special Forces, confirms they are trying to keep the attackers engage. Nasrat, also confirmed several people have died and at least six wounded. Intercontinental hotel is a five-star hotel and had Foreigners are among the hotel guests, but it wasn’t certain how many or their nationalities

The US State Department had warned this could be a week of a possible attack in Kabul (Capital of Afghan).

The U.S. embassy in Kabul issued a warning alert on Thursday, Twitter:

“Security Alert for Kabul, Afghanistan: reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels in Kabul, such as the Hotel Baron near Hamid Karzai Int’l Airport,”

Attackers had a large supply of hand grenade which caused a fire in the kitchen and thus hotel caught fire.

Like other high profile protected area, intercontinental had a high security, yet no one claims of the attacks. This has been perilous situation and Afghan capital Kabul had attack couple of attacks, where several civilians were killed in previous years

Intercontinental was attacked previously in 2011, by Taliban fighters. The hotel had a planned IT conference due on Sunday. The hotel had over 100 IT employees including managers and engineers when the attack occurred.

With series of attack in Kabul, in 2011, 2017, security has been tightened by the government.

Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab who escaped unhurt said the attackers had got into the hotel through the hotel kitchen.They then entered the main parts of the hotel, and many people ran away hearing the bursts of gunfire on all sides.

Source: CNN

Tesla Roadster into the space with most powerful rocket

Elon Musk

Elon Musk the CEO of Space X is planning to launch the world’s most powerful rocket by the end of this month. Falcon Heavy was successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon Heavy will be carrying Elon Mask’s electric car Tesla Roadster.

Falcon Heavy will be tested on 27 engines. There are three recyclable sections which help Falcon Heavy to return to earth after its use. The launch and shutdown will be testing the technology expense of Space X.

The 2500 tons of 18 Boeing 747s will be burned during the launch of this huge rocket. The Falcon Heavy has a capacity to expose 63,500 kilograms of cargo from the earth. Elon Musk founded Space X in 2002. The company’s major missions are aimed at the cost-effective space carriers. This test is the biggest mission of Space X.

Last month, a picture of the Elon Musk’s 2008 model Tesla Roadster’s car revealed in the rocket. Elon Musk also revealed the reason for the inclusion of this extraordinary commodity in the rocket. Usually, the concrete or the rolling boats will be used as a burden during the test flight. Elon Musk says that he decided to leave his personally attached thing with the rocket.

If all goes well, the Falcon Heavy will fly from the earth. Two mission-packed rockets will be rolled back to Earth before the spacecraft outer space. The rockets are planned to return to Cape cannon after its mission. A part of the car will be separated from the main part of the rocket and returned to Earth. Elon Musk’s car will be returned in a deserted part of Pacific Ocean.

The scientists are waiting for the launch of the world’s most powerful rocket for testing and unprecedented retreats.

Scientists discover giant burrowing bat fossils in New Zealand

Scientists discover giant burrowing bat fossils in New Zealand

The researchers have found giant burrowing bat fossils in the South Island of New Zealand on Thursday that lived millions of years ago. The researchers belonging to the University of South Whales and the international scientists found the bones as well teeth of the extinct bat. The fossil remains of the burrowing bat reveal that it was thrice the size of an average bat and could walk on all the four legs.

The fossil remains of the bat, found in St Bathans in South Island’s Central Otago, are said to be dated back to an estimated period of 16 to 19 million years old. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports.
The fossils of the burrowing bat weigh about 40 grams and make it the biggest burrowing bat which has been discovered to date. The findings reveal that the peculiar bats did not fly and walked on all four legs while searching for animal food or plants hidden under the tree branches or leaves. The name given to the giant burrowing bat is Vulcanops jennyworthyae, derived from the research team member Jenny Worthy who discovered the fossils and the Roman god of fire and volcano.

The burrowing bats are closely related to the South American bats. The burrowing bats found in New Zealand have a varied diet, including invertebrates like spiders and some other insects. The giant teeth of the Vulcanops jennyworthyae suggest that its diet was different and included more of vertebrates and plants.
Paul Scofield, the co-author of the study and a senior curator of natural history at the Canterbury Museum, said that the South American relatives of these bats lived alongside the iconic species in New Zealand like Moas, Kiwi and Tuataras. But on the other side, these species evolved in a way more complex community.

For survival, the Vulcanops jennyworthyae consumed of spiders, insects and weta as well. A weta dominates the territory of New Zealand and is a common name given to 70 different species. The bats utilised their big sized teeth to consume both plant material and smaller version of vertebrates which is similar to its modern cousins in South America. But still, the bats dominating Australia do not have the same diet.

The cooling and drying trend of New Zealand for an extended period of time could have caused the extinction of many bat species thriving in this area, leaving just two species in the modern fauna of New Zealand. Thus, the humans introduced some other varieties of bats in this area to increase the diversity. And now, the latest study shows on the prehistoric burrowing bat gives evidence that a wide diversity of bat species lived in the Gondwana supercontinent many years ago.

Frozen embryos for IVF are as good as fresh ones

Frozen embryos for IVF are as good as fresh ones

The researchers from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Adelaide, Australia conducted a study and have discovered that infertile couples can now have a child by using freezing embryos. According to the study, frozen embryos used during in vitro fertilization (IVF) give a similar result like the use of fresh embryos.

The study is published in journal The New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers found a higher chance of having a child by using fresh embryos during in vitro fertilization. And when the result of this study was compared, the results showed that pregnancy and live births rates were similar in a group of in vitro fertilization women implanted with frozen embryos compared with fresh embryos.

The researchers conducted the study by selecting 800 infertile women, not related to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). As per results, about 36 percent the women who completed the first cycle of IVF got pregnant by frozen embryos techniques while in the fresh embryo group, the figure was 32 percent.

Dr Lan N. Vuong, from the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Vietnam and the lead author of the study stated that the frozen embryo techniques are now growing rapidly in fertility clinics all across the globe. The research is thus very important for fertility clinicians and researchers and for those couples who are hoping to have a child.

Professor Ben Mol, from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute, said that this new study shows that the infertile women not related to PCOS have similar live IVF birth rates from frozen embryos technique. This is important news for the infertile women across the globe, he further said.

Dr Vuong said the results are based on a particular freezing method called Cryotech vitrification, and there are low chances that the method will work with all embryo freezing methods or not. So the researchers will compare the pregnancy chances and live birth rates of this method with other freezing embryos techniques. Besides this, the method is considered to be one of the most effective, easiest and safest method of preserving oocytes and embryos.

However, the researchers say that in case of a large population, this method may not be effective to increase the chance of live birth like fresh embryos. Thus, the researchers are now conducting the further study so that it can be used in all fertile clinics worldwide as infertility is one of the major issues in the world.

Bus falls from bridge in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur: 33 killed

Bus falls from bridge in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur: 33 killed

The early morning light in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur dawned an ill-fate for the passengers of a private bus. The 34-seater bus was carrying passengers as it lost balance while passing through a 100-foot bridge over the Banas River. The bridge is located in the Malarna Dungar area of Rajasthan. The bus followed its usual route starting from Lalsot in Dausa to the final destination at Ramdevji. Total 33 dead bodies have been fished out of the river while the bus was pulled out via a crane.

At 7:30am in the morning, the driver tried to overtake another vehicle and fell down into the river. The cause of accident hasn’t been determined as of now and the same shall be revealed only after a through enquiry. As of now, the prime reason for the accident has been speculated to be the untrained minor driver. A few hours following the incident, all the dead bodies that totalled 33 in number were taken out from the bus. This was done by cutting the windows of the bus by the use of a gas cutter. The dead bodies were sent to the mortuary in the district hospital.

Out of the 33 bodies found, eighteen have been identified. Fifteen of these belonged from Sawai Madhopur with 1 from Dausa and another 2 from Uttar Pradesh. Ten of these bodies have already been handed over to the families after the post mortem was completed. Kailash Chand Verma, District Collector said,” Ambulances were called in to rush the injured and bodies to hospitals.” He reached the spot along with the superintendent of police to make sure the rescue operation was carried out smoothly. An alert was initiated to inform every private hospital to admit the people injured in the incident. The locals also participated in the search and rescue operation for the passengers.

Many politicians along with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the accident. CM Vasundhara Raje expedited the process to ensure a speedy rescue by talking to the officials assigned to the task. To ensure the incident doesn’t reoccur in the future, BJP MLA from the Sawai Madhopur area Diya Kumari said that the single bridge will be constructed as a double one. She also ensured that the guilty shall be punished accordingly.

The Ramdevra temple in Rajasthan welcomes numerous pilgrims visiting from Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh every Saturday and Tuesday. The buses going to this temple follow the route through the bridge where the accident took place.

TCS corners Nielsen’s outsourcing contract worth $2.25 billion


Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s biggest IT services company has cornered a big-budget outsourcing contract from a television rating measurement firm, Nielsen. TCS has received $2.25 billion outsourcing contract. It is the renewal of TCS’s existing collaboration with Nielsen. The partnership contract was signed in October 2017.

In 2008, TCS and Nielsen had signed a 10-year contract. The amount of the contract was $1.2 billion. In 2013 it was expanded to USD 2.5 billion. Now, after the new contract, the terms of the agreement have been extended. It has been extended for additional five years. After this period extension, the new contract will end on 31st December 2025. The new contract comes with a three one-year renewal option which is granted to Nielsen. Nielsen has informed about this in a regulatory filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

As per the information mentioned in the SEC, Nielsen has committed to purchase services from TCS from the Effective Date through the remaining term of the Agreement (the ‘Minimum Commitment’) in the amount of $2.25 billion, including a commitment to purchase at least $320 million in services per year from 2017 through 2020, $186 million in services per year from 2021 through 2024, and $139.5 million in services in 2025.”

As per the report, the Mumbai bases IT firm TCS under the contract will provide professional IT service like application development and maintenance – BPO, client service knowledge process outsourcing, management sciences, analytics, and financial planning to Nielsen globally.

Now after this big contract, Tata Consultancy Services shares gained 2.5 percent intraday on Friday. At 15:14 hours IST, the stock price was quoting at Rs 2,642.00, up Rs 47.90, or 1.85 percent.

Well, TCS is now working on it to provide professional IT services to Nielsen. That will help TCS to get more outsourcing contract from the company.

Heaters installed in Ayodhya temple to help Gods deal with the intense chill

With the rapid drop in temperature across the northern periphery in India, geysers and room heaters have been a savior for the residents to help deal with the bone chilling cold. However, the residents are not the only one feeling the cold chill. In an Ayodhya based temple known as JankiGhatBadaSthan temple, the idols of the gods present in the vicinity are getting treated with hot water in a ritual called ‘Jal-abhishek’.

MahantJanmeySharan, ascetic head of the temple commented on the new arrangement and said,”The temple installed a heater for the idols, keeping in view the intense cold weather.” Prior to this, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad requested that the deity kept in Ayodhya’s Ram Lalla should be provided woolen clothes along with a room heater and quilt to help the divine deal with the harsh cold weather conditions in the Northern India.

Sharad Sharma, VHP regional media in-charge said that the Hindu god Ram is a symbol of faith and devotion for the people belonging to Hindu religion all over the world. As a devotee it’s everyone’s responsibility to take care of him and his requirements. This new development has caused a lot of reactions to emerge via twitter posts which point out the irony in the entire situation.

In a similar event, back in 2012, there were reports which stated that the SankalpSiddh Hanuman temple in Gujarat has installed an Air-conditioner to help the divine deal with the hot and humid summers. The temple officials rubbed off the news by saying that the AC was installed for the devotees to help them cool off when they come to visit the temple after facing the intense heat outside.

690 million years after the Big Bang, Astronomers spot monstrous black hole


A current research finds that scientists had discovered the oldest supermassive black hole ever seen that grew to 800 million times the volume of the sun when the universe was just 5% of its current age. The enormous black hole, which looked only 690 million years after the Big Bang, could one day help release light on a number of universal mysteries, such as how black holes could have reached gargantuan sizes immediately after the Big Bang and how the world got cleared of the dark fog that once filled the entire galaxy, the researchers stated in the latest study.

The earlier research proposed these titans deliver vast amounts of light when they shred apart stars and gorge matter, and likely are the driving force behind quasars, which are among the brightest objects in the cosmos. Astronomers can discover quasars from the faraway corners of the galaxy, creating quasars among the farthest objects known. The quasars are also the earliest known quasars the more distant one is, the more time its light took to reach Earth.

ULAS J1120+0641 set the previous record for the earliest, most distant quasar. Because quasars shine so brightly, we can spot farther ones. That is a kinda helpful trick, given that much of the universe’s first history is shrouded in the puzzle. A quasar, bright as it is, could scatter light on that crucial period of reionization.

The problem is that quasars are quite rare. Cosmologists expect there to be around 20 to 100 quasars of similar illumination and distance as J1342+0928. That makes finding a distant quasar, whose light has been stretched into longer, redder wavelengths by the accelerating expansion of the universe, an even more difficult task.

To find such objects, an astronomer would have to sift through a haystack of data, looking for the glint of a cosmic needle. That’s precisely what Bañados and his colleagues did, using computers to sort through reams of public data sets in search of the reddened signature of a distant quasar. Finally, he found J1342+0928. The scientists studied the hydrogen around the quasar and found that roughly half of it was still neutral and half of it had been ionized. That meant that the process of reionization, at least in this corner of the universe, was well underway at this point.

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2019, would also help probe these early years in the universe’s history.

Source: Science Examiner

Indian space agency ISRO to achieve historic feat by landing Chandrayaan-2 on Moon

Now India is all set to mark its presence on the moon. The last time any country put boots on the moon was in 2013 when China landed its Yutu rover. Before that, you’d have to see back to the 1970s to find anything made by Earthlings that lodged out on the surface of the Moon. ISRO is getting ready to land its very first lunar rover by the end of March 2018, as part of its Chandrayaan-2 mission. This is not ISRO’s first mission towards the moon, but it is the Indian government’s most ambitious moon research project till date.

Chandrayaan-1 Fired off from Sriharikota island off the East coast of India in 2008, at an evaluated value of $83 million. The ISRO’s 5 foot by 5-foot cube made it into lunar orbit and discovered some “magmatic water” on a moon pit.

Then, on November 14, 2008, the spacecraft smashed into the moon and got missed in lunar orbit before NASA noticed the “derelict spacecraft” over in 2016.

ISRO is now developing three unmanned vehicles for the mission established in India involving an orbiter spacecraft to float above the moon’s surface, a rover, and a lander to help the landing of the rover safely on the moon. This lunar mission will utilize and test several new technologies and conduct more experiments. The wheeled rover will drive on the lunar surface and will perform a chemical investigation on site. The information will be transmitted to Earth through the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter.

Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon is an entirely original mission including of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. After approaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the Lander covering the Rover will depart from the Orbiter. After a controlled fall, the Lander will soft land on the lunar surface at a particularised site and dispose of the Rover.

This mission will carry a six-wheeled Rover which will travel around the landing site in the semi-autonomous mode as chosen by the ground commands. The instruments on the rover will examine the lunar surface and send back data, which will be useful for investigation of the lunar soil. The Chandrayaan-2 is measuring around 3290 kg and would orbit around the moon and achieve the objectives of remote sensing the moon. The payloads will accumulate scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere and signs of hydroxyl and water-ice. As per the space agency, scientists will use Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) to lift up the lunar lander in early parts of 2018. This will be the ISRO’s first effort to get a more refined and precise up-close look at the lunar surface.

The Indian space agency started taking giant leaps in the space field of space exploration with its Chandrayaan-1 mission which was followed by the award winning Mars Orbiter Mission. The Indian Space Research Organisation also won Space Pioneer Award 2015 for the Mangalyaan mission and got featured in Time’s magazine. Other countries have also started calling upon ISRO for their satellite launches. The next lunar mission will further strengthen ISRO’s foothold in space exploration.

As  Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region explained, India has emerged as one of the successful nations in the field of Space and made the dreams of the founders of the Indian Space Program come true which included eminent personalities like Vikram Sarabhai and Satish Dhawan. The guest of honour at this inaugural session, ISRO Chief AS Kiran Kumar states the various measures being taken by ISRO to help through the disaster management across the nation.

As reported in the plans by ISRO, the Chandrayaan-2 mission shall have a lunar orbiter along with a soft lander as well as a semi-autonomous rover. To help through the increased payload, ISRO has been planning to use the GSLV MKII on behalf of its “workhorse” rocket, PSLV which was used for the first Moon mission. The lander, rover and the orbiter will be performing some mineralogical and elemental studies of the lunar surface during its course of stay beyond Earth.

Earlier in a press meet, confirmed the current head of ISRO – Mr AS Kiran Kumar in a press meet.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s second Moon exploration mission is going to hit the skies in the first quarter of 2018.

The ISRO person in command – Mr AS Kiran Kumar, while presenting his speech at the seventh yearly convocation of Vels University, Chennai on Wednesday confirmed that India’s most ambitious lunar mission is currently in the experimental stage and are being tested for a controlled touchdown of moon’s surface during the landing time. At the first quarter of next year, the spacecraft will take wings into skies.

According to the statement of ISRO’ head, the agency is currently busy in developing an engine that enables astronomers and scientists to make the spacecraft a controlled landing on the surface of the moon. The mission is currently scheduled to have effect in the first quarter of 2018. ISRO’s scientists have already developed an artificial crater that will simulate the conditions of the lunar surface, resulting in a practical, convenient, and realistic landing try-out. Kiran Kumar, during his speech also revealed that a series of ground tests for the Chandrayaan-2 Mission is also in the pipeline and soon will be carried out in the research facilities of ISRO.

To recall, Chandrayaan-2 is the second lunar exploration mission of India, following the Chandrayaan-1, which was launched on 22 October 2008. Like its predecessor, the second lunar mission is entirely owned and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and is planned to set afloat to the Moon in the first quarter of 2018. ISRO, through a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II), will send its second lunar space probe to the skies. The mission objectives include the launch of a lunar orbiter, a Lander and Lunar Rover, all developed by ISRO.

As stated by ISRO’s head earlier, the Chandrayaan-2 mission will embark new technologies and scientific advancements for conducting new experiments on Moon. The wheeled rover, which is included with the mission will be in motion on the surface of the moon for collecting the soil or rock samples of the moon, which later will be put for on-site chemical analysis. The aftermath of the experiment later will be transmitted to Earth through the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter. The second lunar mission will help India to gather a number of essential data regarding the only natural satellite of Earth. The mission will also mark India’s footstep in global space industry much stronger and deeper.

Source: The TeCake

Juno clicks Mesmerizing pic of Jovian clouds on Jupiter

The US Space firm NASA has issued an image of blue cloud creations on Jupiter taken by the JunoCam imaging instrument onboard the Juno spacecraft. The image was obtained from a distance of 18,906 kilometres above the cloud tops of the gas giant. The area captured by the image is in the northern hemisphere of the Jupiter. Due to the angle of the Sun concerning the planet, some of the clouds in the higher altitudes can be viewed casting shadows on the lower clouds. The image was captured on 24 October. With many turning points scoring its one-year-long journey in Jupiter’s orbit, Juno has transformed the world’s opinion and understanding of the gas giant.

In another significant image released by NASA, Jupiter can be seen showing off its Jovian clouds in striking shades of blue. Juno’s primary goal is to understand the creation and evolution of the gas giant. Beneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards mysteries to the underlying processes and circumstances that governed our solar system during its creation. As our prime example of a giant planet, Jupiter can also provide significant knowledge for understanding the planetary systems being detected around other stars.

With its suite of science tools, Juno will examine the existence of a solid planetary core, map Jupiter’s powerful magnetic field, measure the volume of water and ammonia in the dark atmosphere, and inspect the planet’s auroras.

Juno will let us take a tremendous step forward in our understanding of how giant planets form and the role these giants played in putting together the rest of the solar system.
Juno obtained this image when the spacecraft was only 18,906 kilometres from the tops of Jupiter’s clouds. The colour-enhanced photograph, which occupies a cloud system in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere, was taken on October 24, 2017, at 10:24 am PDT when Juno was at a latitude of 57.57 degrees and performing its ninth close flyby of the gas giant planet.

According to NASA, because of the Juno-Jupiter-Sun angle when the probe captured this picture, the higher-altitude clouds can be observed casting shadows on their surroundings.
The behaviour is most readily noticeable in the whitest regions in the image, but also in a few hidden spots in both the bottom and right areas of the image.

Scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager.

JunoCam is a color, visible-light camera designed to capture remarkable pictures of Jupiter’s poles and cloud tops. As Juno’s eyes, it will provide a wide view, helping to provide context for the spacecraft’s other instruments. JunoCam was included on the spacecraft specifically for purposes of public engagement; although its images will be helpful to the science team, it is not considered one of the mission’s science instruments.

The Juno spacecraft launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016. During its mission of exploration, Juno soars low over the planet’s cloud tops — as close as about 2,600 miles (4,100 kilometers). During these flybys, Juno will probe beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and study its auroras to learn more about the planet’s origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.

Juno’s name comes from Roman mythology. The mythical god Jupiter drew a veil of clouds around himself to hide his mischief, and his wife — the goddess Juno — was able to peer through the clouds and reveal Jupiter’s true nature.

JPL manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Juno is part of NASA’s New Frontiers Program, which is managed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages JPL for NASA.

You can see all the images captured by Juno spacecraft here

Source: The TeCake

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