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The JunoCam camera aboard NASA’s Juno 
mission is operational and sending down dataafter the spacecraft’s July 4 arrival at Jupiter. Juno’svisible-light camera was turned on six days afterJuno fired its main engine and placed itself intoorbit around the largest planetary inhabitant ofour solar system. The first high-resolution imagesof the gas giant Jupiter are still a few weeks away.

“This scene from JunoCam indicates it 
survived its first pass through Jupiter’s extremeradiation environment without any degradationand is ready to take on Jupiter,” said Scott Bolton,
Juno principal investigator from the SouthwestResearch Institute in San Antonio. “We can’t wait 
to see the first view of Jupiter’s poles.”

The view was obtained on July 9, when thespacecraft was 2.7 million miles from Jupiter onthe outbound leg of its initial 53.5-day captureorbit. The color image shows atmospheric featureson Jupiter, including the famous Great Red Spot,
and three of the massive planet’s four largestmoons—Io, Europa, and Ganymede, from left toright in the image.

“JunoCam will continue to take images as we goaround in this first orbit,” said Candy Hansen, Junoco-investigator from the Planetary Science Institute,
Tucson, Arizona. “The first high-resolution imagesof the planet will be taken on August 27 when Junomakes its next close pass to Jupiter.”

JunoCam is a color, visible-light cameradesigned to capture remarkable pictures of 
Jupiter’s poles and cloud tops. As Juno’s eyes, it willprovide a wide view, helping to provide contextfor the spacecraft’s other instruments. JunoCamwas included on the spacecraft specifically forpurposes of public engagement; although itsimages will be helpful to the science team, itis not considered one of the mission’s science 

The Juno team is currently working to placeall images taken by JunoCam on the mission’swebsite, where the public can access them.

During its mission of exploration, Juno willcircle the Jovian world 37 times, soaring low overthe planet’s cloud tops—as close as 2,600 miles.
During these flybys, Juno will probe beneath theobscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and study its 

auroras to learn more about the planet’s origins,
structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.

This color view from NASA’s Juno spacecraft 
is made from some of the first images taken 
by JunoCam after the spacecraft entered orbitaround Jupiter on July 4th. The view shows thatJunoCam survived its first pass through Jupiter’sextreme radiation environment, and is ready tocollect images of the giant planet as Juno beginsits mission. 

Juno was launched from Cape Canaveral in2011. The spacecraft is in a polar orbit to study 

Jupiter’s composition, gravity field, magnetic field,
and polar magnetosphere. Juno will also searchfor clues about how the planet formed, includingwhether it has a rocky core, the amount ofwater present within the deep atmosphere, massdistribution, and its deep winds, which can reachspeeds of more than 300 mph.

The spacecraft’s name comes from Greco-
Roman mythology. The god Jupiter drew a veil ofclouds around himself to hide his mischief, but his 
wife, the goddess Juno, was able to peer throughthe clouds and see Jupiter’s true nature. 

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,
Calif., manages the Juno mission for the SouthwestResearch Institute. The Juno mission is part ofthe New Frontiers Program managed at NASA’sMarshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, builtthe spacecraft.

More information about Juno is online at http:// and http://missionjuno.swri.

You can contact Bob Eklund at: b.eklund@ 



Some real-life considerations about how to think about this topic 

[Nyerges has been teaching“OK, we’ll get there,” I told her. I urged each student to getsurvival skills in the field and in involved in their local Neighborhood Watch, and to do the CERTthe classroom since 1974. He is trainings, and Red Cross emergency first aid. In other words, we 
the author of “How to Survive need to realize the fact that other people in our community, and

Anywhere” and other books. He can be reached at Box 41834,our relationships with them, is a far greater “survival tool” thanEagle Rock, CA 90041, or]merely having a pack with some knick-knacks in it.

During one of my survival skills courses that I teach at a localMost people would be surprised to learn the level ofcollege, a student asked me to list the items that should be carriedpreparedness that already occurs in most cities, and withinin an evacuation bag, also known as the “bugout bag.” In other various agencies such as the Red Cross, Police and Sheriffwords, if she had to immediately leave her home for some reason,departments, and City Hall. It is to each of our advantage to getshe wanted to know what she should carry in her survival know what has already been planned in our own towns.
Of course, this led to a big portion of that evening’s discussion.Everyone was getting the picture. Get to know your town,

“First,” I responded, “what scenario are we talking about?”your geography, and get to know who’s who in your town, andThe student was thinking of a serious emergency where even alearn about systems that have already been established in thecar wouldn’t be useful, where she’d have to evacuate on foot. event of emergencies. Of course you must still do your own home

So my first order was to convey the fact that one would rarelypreparedness, but just don’t do it in a vacuum.
choose to leave one’s home – where everything is familiar andBut the student persisted. She still wanted to know what to 
where you know everyone in the neighborhood – unless youcarry. So I polled the students who’d already been in my class forabsolutely had no other choice.several weeks. What should one carry in a survival pack?

“You don’t want to leave your home and randomly wanderSomeone said a knife. Yes, I wrote that on the board. You 
the streets after an emergency,” I told her, “because you are nowshould carry some sort of useful knife that you’re comfortableentering into the chaos and randomness of street mobs andwith, like a Swiss Army knife, a Leatherman, and so on. Someonepossible violence.” I tried to impress upon the entire class howsuggested that a bow and drill be carried for fire making. No, Idangerous it can be to wander on foot in the aftermath of a majorsaid. We learn how to make fire with those primitive methods sodisaster – whether it be an earthquake, or the results of war, orwe can do it when there is nothing else. You must have fire, but 
flooding, or something else.keep it simple. Carry a Bic or a magnesium fire starter. Water. 

And though the effects of natural disasters can be devastating,Yes, you need it, and should carry at least a quart container and athe fear and chaos that will possess other people could be yourwater purifier. And you need to know where to find water. And 
greatest threat.we continued this way – first aid kit, small flash light, toilet paper,

OK, so we established that wandering around may not betwine, etc. It was more important to get people to consider theiryour best choice.individual needs than it was for me to list things that someone“OK,” responded the student, “but if I have no other choice, else thinks are important.
then what should I carry?”Survival can be deadly serious, but it can be a very enjoyable

I responded, “I want you to tell me where you would be going.pursuit along the way. Learn what you can little by little, but applyYou haven’t told me what disaster would compel you to leave youryour knowledge as you go. That way, your skills are useful andhome. But let’s assume that you absolutely have to evacuate. Tell your confidence level is increased. It is never sufficient to say “Ime where you intend to go?”saw that on YouTube” and think that you know what it’s all about. 

While she was thinking about it, I asked all the students, “If 
there was an emergency tonight after you get home and you hadMORE KIT ITEMS 
to evacuate, where would you go? And why would you go there?”For some idea of what you might carry, look at FranciscoNot a single person in the class had any idea of where they couldLoaiza’s blog spot, where he describes 30 essential items thatgo, and where they would go, and in all probability, they wouldhe recommends to his Boy Scouts. http://loaizas.blogspot.
follow crowds to some likely safe place, or would simply followcom/2010/03/franks-30-essential-items-for-hiking-or.html.
the orders of whomever happened to be giving orders.For more ideas of what to consider in a kit, you should check

I urged each student to obtain topographical maps of theirout John McCann’s “Build the Perfect Survival Kit,” as well as mylocal area and to begin to learn about their local environment.own “How to Survive Anywhere.” 
Find out where there are sources of water, reservoirs, pools, trainlines, etc. In a disaster, your knowledge is far more importantTHE HOLY TRINITY 
than your stuff.One should always practice some degree of readiness, 

After a bit more prodding, the student asking the questionwherever you are, at all times. Yes, I know that every modernabout pack contents told me that she’d go to a campground in themade relies on the “smart phone,” as well as credit cards andnearby canyons, about 3 miles from her home. I’d been to that keys to provide all possible earthly needs. However, my Holycampground many times, but she had never been there. She at Trinity of items you should always carry are a knife, fire starter,
least knew that there was an outhouse there, tables and fire pits,and cordage. Everyone has their own preferences for each ofand a river that never failed to flow. these three, but if I was pressed to make a recommendation for a

I told her that the campground was a good choice. “But,” I beginner, I’d suggest a Swiss Army knife, both a Bic lighter and aadded, “do you think anyone else in town knows about thatDoan magnesium fire starter, and a small roll of parachute cord. 

I answered my own question. “Yes, you are the only one whoA FIRST AID KIT QUERY 
knows about that ideal camp, along with a few thousand otherI’m fairly certain that the lady who wanted to know what to carrypeople.” I paused. “So do you actually know how to get there?in her survival kit felt that I was being unduly harsh with her.
Have you ever walked there?”But that was not my intent. Her question was simply the wrong

She responded “no” and “no.” “So, then, who do you intendquestion, and if I merely answered that question, she might knowto go there with?” I could see that she was growing impatientwhat to put into a kit, but her mental context about it would bewith my queries. “Of course I would go by myself. And I justall wrong.
want to know what to carry in my pack” she said with a bit ofThis interaction reminded me of the time I interviewed 
exasperation.two paramedics. My main question for both of them was”

“Yes, yes, I know,” I told her. “So if you plan to evacuate to thisWhat should I put into a first aid kit?” After an hour, mycampground by yourself, what sort of weapons do you intend toquestion was not answered, and I realized that I was askingcarry? Or, are you a martial arts expert?”the wrong question. I was told that I should take anatomy

She almost laughed at me saying that she would go alone, andand first aid courses, and learn how the body works, and how“I don’t believe in guns.”to treat some of the common emergency problems, such as

“OK, you may not believe in guns – whatever that means – butcuts and bleeding, burns, poisoning, etc. “Don’t fixate on the 
other people do,” I told her carefully. “You need to realize that if items in the kit,” I was told, “because once you know how toyou want to have any chance of getting there after an emergencytreat a particular first aid emergency, you can use a variety of

– and maybe in the dark – you will need to travel in a group andmakeshift things.”
with some weapons. You’re an attractive woman, and you’d be a The same is true about a bug-out bag for the average person.
target. You realize that, don’t you?”Don’t fixate on the stuff.
The class was quiet, and thoughtful, but I could hear her Develop skills and experience that deal with your basic humanthoughts that I w/as now somewhat sexist. “I only want to know needs, in the environment where you live. Develop relationshipswhat to carry in my pack,” she persisted. with others of like mind. The things will take care of themselves. 


A Weekly Religion Column by Rev. James Snyder 


I must admit I am not up to date with all of the that the worst of my week concluded.
technology and gadgets today. Just when I think The next day I had a doctor’s visit. It was one of 
I have something mastered, they upgrade it or those annual visits that you have to take so that 
replace it was something that I cannot figure the doctor can feel good about his doctoring. 
out. I guess that is why God gave grandfathers As much as he examines me, he can never find 
grandchildren.anything wrong with me. I am sure glad he is not 

It started on a Monday morning and I thought a psychiatrist.
I would use the latest technology and order As he was looking at his chart, he looked up at 
something online from Staples and then go over me and said, “You haven’t had a blood test in over 
and pick it up. I would save a lot of time and it a year.” With one of those Dr. Smiles he said, “I’ll 
would look like I knew what I was doing. I love it have my nurse set up an appointment for you.”
when a plan comes together.Of course, it would have to be the next day 

I must say it was very easy to give them my because of what they call their “fasting rules.” I 
money online, just a little too easy for my comfort.asked the nurse if that included coffee. Of course, 

Then I went to Staples to pick up my order. it did and then I said, “Are you sure you want to 
When I got there, unfortunately, I had ordered the see me before I have my morning coffee?”
wrong product. I wanted black ink and I ordered, I came in the next morning feeling a little 
by mistake, colored ink. I had plenty of colored nervous because, one, I didn’t have my morning 
ink but I was completely out of black, and two, Ms. Dracula was going to poke 

When I found out that I had made this error, I me with a needle the size of the Empire State 
was beside myself. Believe me, standing beside me building and suck all the blood out of my body. 
is no picnic.Talk about being a nervous wreck!

I went to the customer window and explained to Stumbling out of the doctor’s office, I headed for 
them my problem, which they were most gracious my truck and drove directly to McDonald’s to get 
to help me with and cancel the order and refund my morning coffee.
my money. Being elated I then went and picked up I settled down in my office and began to think 
the black ink that I wanted for my printer.that this week is over as far as the problems are 

I do love it when a plan comes together.concerned. As I drove home for lunch, I noticed 

I remember my grandmother saying, “As your the new wheels on the truck shivered and so I had 
Monday starts, so shall your week end.” Driving to take it back and have them check it. 
back to my office, I chuckled to myself thinking Every once in a while, I have a week where every 
that maybe good old grandmother was wrong on day is Monday and this week seems to be one 
this one. of those weeks. My grandmother certainly was 

Getting to my office, I began to put the ink right. As your week begins, so shall it end. My 
cartridge in my printer only to find out that, prayer was that it would end very quickly.
although I had black ink, I had the wrong ink I would like to see a week that has no Monday in 
cartridge! When will Monday end!it at all, but that is not going to happen.

I started out the day trying to save time and trips, My grandmother was trying to explain to me 
now I had to go back to the store and exchange that there are no perfect days. Some days may 
the wrong cartridge for the right one. I am not be better than other days, but there are really no 
sure, but I think I heard some snickering behind perfect days for us. Just when you think you got 
the customer window, but I refused to look in everything organized, something happens that 
their direction. They can keep their snickers to puts everything in a disheveled mess.
themselves. Solomon spoke of a perfect day. “But the path of 

Driving back from the store I thought again of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more 
my dear old grandmother. Perhaps, looking at my and more unto the perfect day” (Proverbs 4:18).
experience today, she was absolutely right.Everybody has their definition of a perfect day, 

When I got back to the office, I remembered but I choose to rest in God’s definition of a perfect 
I had an appointment to take my truck in for a day. 
check up and new tires. So, back into town I went 
thinking about dear old grandmother.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God 

The end result of the truck inspection was to cost Fellowship Ocala, FL 34483 where he lives with the 
me an arm and a leg. How do they expect me to Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Call him at 
drive my truck without an arm or a leg?1-866-552-2543 or e-mail 
I was so happy when Monday was over thinking His web site is 

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