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Take a peek at NASA’s Juno Mission on July 4 with Boise State physicists

This is an artists conceptual image of Juno above Jupiter. You can see if it’s close to reality when the probe reaches the largest planet in our solar system on Monday, July 4.
This is an artists conceptual image of Juno above Jupiter. You can see if it’s close to reality when the probe reaches the largest planet in our solar system on Monday, July 4.

There will be more lights in the sky on the Fourth of July than just fireworks. You can check out the light of the planet Jupiter with the Boise State University physics department as NASA’s Juno Mission arrives at the planet. Meet on top of the Brady Street Garage at University Drive and Diploma Street from 10 p.m. to midnight Monday, July 4.

Juno seeks to understand Jupiter’s origin and evolution, by looking for solid planetary core, mapping the magnetic field, measuring water and ammonia in deep atmosphere and observing auroras.

Watch the city of Boise’s Earthbound fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, then stay to check out the largest planet in our solar system, along with Saturn and Mars, through telescopes. For more information, contact assistant professor of physics Brian Jackson at bjackson@boisestate.edu.

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