Images of Jupiter inspire and thrill public to participate
The evaluation of the camera images found in NASA’s Juno spacecraft currently around Jupiter has become a kind of craft industry as amateurs, experienced researchers and consummate artists are turning to “drawing” images in different Strokes ranging from whimsical to catchy display and everything else.
The only question that is so far is how accurately they reflect reality and there is no other way for the normal observer to analyze the results?
The JunoCam Imager, unlike other NASA spacecraft onboard the Juno spacecraft, settled on the scientific objectives of the mission dependent on a series of 8 other instruments to study the internal structure of Jupiter, its magnetic fields and gravity Of the immediate environment.
The images captured by JunoCam little analyzed by the builder of the Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego camera and the immediately published online images. The consequences that follow after the publication in the public.
“Once we are in the hands, we have no control after that. We can not exercise control over what is done with the data,” said Candy Hansen, who directs the JunoCam instrument treatment and a senior scientist at the Institute of Science Planetary.
“So we have everything right from the moment we processed the scientific order to the incredible whimsical piece of art. So it’s a bit too much for you, which can be considered as a behavioral buyer situation.”
Even then, she added: “We are all present in the sense that I do not have team of scientists and image processors on the waiting line for cases where the public is not present.
We have no budget, no staff or anything like that. We totally depend on public opinion and find that most of them have done a great job. “