[ExI] With Juno about to enter Jupiter orbit...

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 20:49:39 UTC 2016

On Jun 21, 2016, at 1:17 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 21 June 2016 at 20:44, Dan TheBookMan wrote:
>> I'm sure some folks are going to use the data to measure relativistic
>> effects*, given that the orbiter will be traveling very fast (relatively to
>> Jupiter) and also moving up and down Jupiter's gravity (relatively steep
>> compared to Earth's) well. Has anyone publicly discussed that?
> Wikipedia says that is one of the Juno science objectives.
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_(spacecraft)>
> Quote:
> Measure the orbital frame-dragging, known also as Lense–Thirring
> precession caused by the angular momentum of Jupiter, and possibly a
> new test of general relativity effects connected with the Jovian
> rotation.

Thanks. I missed that. ;)


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