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Let Us See Jupiter Through Your Eyes

Our Juno spacecraft will fly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot on July 10 at 10:06 p.m. EDT. This will be humanity’s first up-close and personal view of the gas giant’s iconic 10,000-mile-wide storm, which has been monitored since 1830 and possibly existing for more than 350 years.

The data collection of the Great Red Spot is part of Juno’s sixth science flyby over Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops. Perijove (the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter’s center) will be July 10 at 9:55 p.m. EDT. 

At the time of perijove, Juno will be about 2,200 miles above the planet’s cloud tops. Eleven minutes and 33 seconds later…Juno will have covered another 24,713 miles and will be directly above the coiling crimson cloud tops of the Great Red Spot. The spacecraft will pass about 5,600 miles above its clouds. 

When will we see images from this flyby?

During the flyby, all eight of the spacecraft’s instruments will be turned on, as well as its imager, JunoCam. Because the spacecraft will be collecting data with its Microwave Radiometer (MWR), which measures radio waves from Jupiter’s deep atmosphere, we cannot downlink information during the pass. The MWR can tell us how much water there is and how material is moving far below the cloud tops.

During the pass, all data will be stored on-board…with a downlink planned afterwards. Once the downlink begins, engineering data from the spacecraft’s instruments will come to Earth first, followed by images from JunoCam.

The unprocessed, raw images will be located HERE, on approximately July 14. Follow @NASAJuno on Twitter for updates.

Did you know you can download and process these raw images?

We invite the public to act as a virtual imaging team…participating in key steps of the process, from identifying features of interest to sharing the finished images online. After JunoCam data arrives on Earth, members of the public can process the images to create color pictures. The public also helps determine which points on the planet will be photographed. Learn more about voting on JunoCam’s next target HERE.

JunoCam has four filters: red, green, blue and near-infrared. We get red, green and blue strips on one spacecraft rotation (the spacecraft rotation rate is 2 revolutions per minute) and the near-infrared strips on the second rotation. To get the final image product, the strips must be stitched together and the colors lined up.

Anything from cropping to color enhancing to collaging is fair game. Be creative!

Submit your images to Juno_outreach@jpl.nasa.gov to be featured on the Mission Juno website!

Check out some of these citizen-scientist processed images from previous Juno orbits: 

Credit: Sean Doran (More)

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Fallout week 2017 day 2.. East or West

west..for reasons

BOOTLEG GIVEAWAY

Hey! I noticed from my last post about bootlegs that a lot of people are interested in my list, and I recently reached 100 followers so I’m going to do a little bootleg giveaway! I’m going to choose three winners, and those three people get access to my bootleg google drive folder which is constantly expanding!

RULES:

  • Reblog this post, likes do not count.
  • Must be following me
  • On July 16th I’ll put all the URLs in a randomizer and have it choose three
  • If you win, you cannot give anyone else links to the folder.

If anyone has any questions, just shoot me a message!

Heres the list of boots I have as of 6/28/2017:

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DO NOT SUPPORT ANIME STRIKE!

As soon as I saw the list of the anime shows they got I shed a tear because some of those are easily the most anticipated of the season. None of them will ever be talked about at least not the degree they would if they were on CR. 

The list for their summer catalogue is as follows…


Katsugeki! Tōken Ranbu
 : July 1

Love & Lies : July 3

DIVE!! : July 5

Altair: A Record of Battles : July 7

Vatican Miracle Examiner : July 7

Made in Abyss : July 7

Welcome to the Ballroom : July 8

Hitorijime My Hero : July 8

Princess Principal : July 9

Lights of the Clione : July 12

Hell Girl 4 : July 14

Look at this list, I bet to about 90% of anime fans at least 2 titles on here are on your most anticipated list.

 For those that are confused AS is a newly launched service by Amazon that streams anime essentially competing with CR and Funimation. 

To put it bluntly, it’s a nightmare. A clear example of the monopoly Amazon is trying to become and it’s bad news. They’re trying to buy out all the amazing shows make them exclusively for this service which btw is only accessible to Amazon Prime users in USA. The rest of the world does not exist to them. 

Amazon Strike’s #1 issue is it’s Double Paywall. In order to watch AS you need to be an AP user and that is $10 a month. Now for me that is not the issue because I’ve been a Prime user since I was 19 and still till this day. However you then have to pay an additional $4.99 a month to have the channel. That is the issue. To me AP users should get this for free, and none AP users should pay 4.99 a month only. In total you’re looking at $160 a year for this service. The most expensive anime streaming platform and it’s got the smallest library of choices as well.

The #2 issue is it’s Simulcast schedule or lack thereof. Anime Strike does not promote the titles they stream. The only thing they do is tell you when it’s available and it’s available hours or even days after it aires. So that new episode of Re Creators you wanted to watch or that new episode of Dive!! or Welcome to the Ballroom that just aired? Yeah that episode will not be available for hours on end, or even days. And sometimes will just be skipped and not released in subs. This has happened many times already within the Winter and Spring seasons. Do they tell their costumers about any of this? Nope they do not say a single word. Essentially all the titles they purchase are just simply their to hostage them and make sure that CR and Funi doesn’t get it and while the amount of money they poured to the anime developers and studio is probably huge it won’t pay off in the long run. Mainly because their product will be widely ignored by the masses or heavily illegally streamed.

The #3 issue with Anime Strike is it’s Subtitles. The subtitles are the worse. Don’t flow well at all. Late. Mistranslations galore. It’s just really really bad.

The #4 issue with AS is their complete and utter lack of care for the anime community. All they care about is money. They made it crystal clear when they got into the business that they knew the anime community was passionate and would pay money for their product. That’s it. They don’t want to get involved with the community, they don’t even care if  their licenses do well. All they care about is driving CR/Funi out of business so they’re the only game in town and we will then have no other choice but to do as they want. All that money that their paying the anime studios, well that’s gonna disappear. Cause once their the only big game in town then they can then afford to negotiate actual prices.

Do not support Anime Strike. Boycott it! Let them know via social media that what they’re doing is wrong and unethical. They’re in this business for all the wrong reasons. Normally I am completely against anything but legal streaming because I want to do my part in helping the industry but I refuse to cooperate with these people that do not care about anything but money. So this Summer season, if you want to watch those titles you know what you have to do, become a pirate. Wave that pirate flag proudly, do not support AS.

And if you need any clearer sign that AS does not care about us take a gander at what it’s offering to people that subscribe to their service…

Yes a WHITEWASHED version of GITS that was almost universally hated by the Anime community is the kind of thing we want…

They’re completely tone deaf and do not care. Do not support Anime Strike.

Falsettos Characters during the Fourth of July
  • Marvin: Complains about how loud and obnoxious fireworks are even when there aren't any going off at the moment
  • Whizzer: Wears a patriotic, but stylish, ensemble, with clothing made in America. He also drunkly sings Party in the USA and other America themed songs
  • Mendel: Tries to set off fireworks with no knowledge of how they work. He almost ends up creating a fire but blames it on the firework being "defective"
  • Trina: the one actually keeping the party together. She makes sure no one burns anything to the ground *cough cough* Mendel *cough*. She also has an unspoken grill-off with the picnic set up right next to them (which she totally wins btw)
  • Jason: Since "nothing is more American than baseball and apple pie" he decides to play catch with the tight-knit family. He ends up almost throwing a baseball at an innocent bystander's head.
  • Charlotte: Tells people American history factoids, specifically women who had an impact in America. They're unsurprisingly very interesting as Charlotte is an amazing storyteller. She also makes sure to remind everyone of embarrassing family stories.
  • Cordelia: Makes Pinterest inspired red, white, and blue baked goods, but is banned from using the grill because of an incident that happened at last year's party.
1000 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY

We here at Spirits From The Stars are thrilled to announce that we have hit 1000 followers! That’s so awesome! We appreciate each and every one of you! To celebrate, we will be giving away not one… Not two… But THREE Custom Conjures! Each is valued at $16.00 USD, so this is quite the opportunity! Three winners will be selected, one for each conjurer on our shop! In order to enter… 1.    You must be following this blog, spiritsfromthestars! 
2.    You must reblog this post!
3.    You must fill out one of our new and improved application forms! This one is specifically for this giveaway, to help ease you all into our new process! 

ENTER WITH THIS FORM!

The Rules
1.    Spam/giveaway blogs will NOT be considered!
2.    Do not tag this post as a giveaway!

The winner will be selected by random number generator, but if you don’t respond within 24 hours of being messaged about the prize, we can’t wait up for ya! We’ll choose someone else in that case. The giveaway will end at midnight PST on AUGUST 3RD, 2017!