Juno and Jupiter Sitting In A Tree…

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NASA’s Juno space station will enter Jupiter’s orbit today and will remain within it’s orbit for a year. The objective of the mission is to learn more about Jupiter, particularly it’s magnetic field and atmosphere. This is a mission five years in the making with the launch of the space station in August 2011.

The name of the space station was a perfect choice given the mission. Juno was the wife of Jupiter in Roman mythology. So for a year Juno and Jupiter will be together once again. Who said scientists aren’t romantics?

About The Illustration Space was created with india ink and the stars were created with a white jellyroll pen. Jupiter was created with watercolor pastel crayons. Alas, I forgot Juno! Oh well…

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