So the SPC has done its thing. Vast petitions and stern letters nothwithstanding, they have chosen JUICE and its all systems go for launch in 2022. Jupiter here we come. The official announcement is here. There’s some coverage already at the Beeb, and at Skymania. Always quick off the mark that Suthers. Andrew Coates and Michelle Dougherty do a splendid job on the embedded video at the Beeb article and wax lyrical about Life Under The Ice. Who wouldn’t want to check that out ?
There is also an article at Physics World including quotes from yours truly. You will note I have been nice about everybody. Except NASA of course.
So thats it for now. X-rated astronomers and gravy fans have a year to gird their loins. Who wants to open a book ?