Swirling Clouds and Storms on Jupiter (credit: Juno mission, JPL)
Since the Juno probe arrived at Jupiter last year, with a wide orbit around the massive planet's poles, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is asking for suggestions of where to point the mission's camera. Suggestions from grade-school kids, college students, and citizen scientists can now help in making the decision for a series of "photo shoots" with the probe's camera. During Juno's next close pass of Jupiter on February 2nd, members of the public can vote in selecting all photographs to be taken of Jupiter during the flyby.
The JPL manager of this photo imaging effort said:
"It's up to the public to determine the best locations in Jupiter's atmosphere for JunoCam to capture during this flyby. Amateur scientists, artists, students, and whole classrooms are providing the world with their unique perspectives of Jupiter and that our website is having such a big impact by allowing so many people to join the Juno science team."
The Juno camera's website is: JunoCam and the flyby page is: Mission Juno voting . The voting for the photography decision begins Thursday, January 19 at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and concludes on Janunary 23 at 9 a.m. PST. You only have 2 days left to make your vote count.