The theme for today’s 5 @ 5 is #SpaceSongs given the unbelievable mission that NASA’s Juno spacecraft pulled off at exactly 8:53 pm last night after a five year journey to the biggest planet in our solar system, king Jupiter.
Request a song OR band with a reference to a planet, star, moon or anything space-related in the lyrics, song title, or band name.
The spacecraft will explore for the next 20 months spending three months getting into position to study the skies.
Scientists hope to determine how much water exists on the planet as well as why Jupiter’s southern and northern lights are the brightest in the solar system.
NASA has promised close-up views of the planet when Juno flies above the cloud tops during the $1.1 billion mission.
Jupiter is known as a gas giant full of hydrogen and helium. It is the fifth rock from the sun and the bulkiest planet in the solar system.
Along its 2.8-billion-kilometre journey, Juno became the first spacecraft to travel a long distance, operating strictly by the sun.
It is also the second mission ever designed to spend time at Jupiter.
Let me know what you come up with…