And with each new space science plunge (some 16 — yet to go!), the little craft is more profoundly imperiled — but onward she sails, at 129,000 miles an hour. Here’s the bit, as tweeted by NASA’s JPL, just moments ago:
. . . .Updated March 27, 2017 at 4:45 p.m. EDT:
NASA’s Juno mission accomplished a close flyby of Jupiter on Monday, March 27, successfully completing its fourth science orbit.
All of Juno’s science instruments and the spacecraft’s JunoCam were operating during the flyby, collecting data that is now being returned to Earth. Juno’s next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on May 19, 2017. . . .
Now you know — so. . . twist onward, oh you long-legged, copper-hued red-bone goddess. . . smile. At least for one more pass. . . . at least, one more.