Juno is in orbit around Jupiter!
What mysteries about earth's beginnings will we learn?
My spirit is lifted with renewed optimism for the future as I experience feelings of patriotism and pride from Independence Day 2016. I welcome positive events that stimulate such reactions for me reinforcing that I live in a great nation and am committed to my country continuing to be so. These are a couple events prompting such views.
NASA scientists at Jet Propulsion Lab shared on the internet their ecstatic reactions to the Juno spacecraft's successful precise movement into orbit around Jupiter after a five year journey from Earth. I viewed NASA's live streaming video of this event July 4th night simultaneously with PBS's program Capitol Fourth orchestral patriotic music playing and spectacular colorful visions of fireworks filling my television screen.
One NASA scientist observed how Italian Astronomer Galileo in 1610 first observed moons moving around Jupiter. This was just one of his many discoveries but one with profound implications for scientific study.
This Guardian link features a video of the NASA scientists event mentioned above.
Hope everyone had a special 4th.