Do you think JUNO is an appropriate name for the spacecraft going to Jupiter?

  • Why would it not be?

    In Roman myths, Juno was the wife of Jupiter. And Juno is going to orbit Jupiter. Most of the planets (just not Earth), are named after the Roman gods. It only makes sense that Juno is named after a Roman god as well. Besides, it is a acronym, and it probably means something cool that I would not understand

  • The name Juno sounds like the name of planet Jupiter

    Spacecraft JUNO is a NASA orbiter making its way to Jupiter to study the planet's gravity field, magnetic field and polar magnetosphere. The name itself comes from Greco-Roman mythology, and is the name a goddess, the wife of Jupiter. Juno could see through Jupiter's clouds and know Jupiter's true nature. She holds a magnifying glass as if she is searching for truth. Juno will be carrying a plaque to honor explorer Galileo, the man who observed the moon and the stars centuries ago. The name of Juno is fitting because it represents and carries through the idea of quest for truth and knowledge.

  • Yes, JUNO is an appropriate name for the spacecraft going to Jupiter.

    JUNO takes its name from Greco-Roman mythology. It specifically comes from the god Jupiter's wife, Juno. It is appropriate because it fits with the naming scheme of all the planets in the Solar System. It would be odd for the spacecraft to not take on a name not relating to Greco-Roman mythology.

  • Yes I agree with the name

    The name Juno is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Juno is Young.Juno spacecraft is a NASA New Frontiers mission currently en route to the planet Jupiter. This is one of the most appropriate names that could be provided to spacecraft going to Jupiter. Hence I agree

  • JUNO is a great name

    I think it can be difficult to name these spacecraft when a new one is needed. But JUNO is a perfect name for this particular one. It references the wife of Jupiter, who is able to peer through the clouds to see Jupiter's true nature. This reflects the mission of the craft exactly.

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