My son-in-law, Dan Goods, Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Visual Strategist, has created an interactive exhibit, enabling visitors insight into the science on board the Juno spacecraft. NASA launched the Juno spacecraft on August 5, 2011 and will arrive at Jupiter in July of 2016. Since Jupiter is mainly covered with clouds, Dan’s project enables understanding of how the spacecraft will penetrate the cloud layer to understand what might be below. An excerpt from the display reads: “Goods’ installation consists of a large container of fog, which hides infrared lights. Infrared light is invisible to the naked eye, but is visible to most cell phone cameras. Just as the Juno mission uses special detectors to peer through the clouds of Jupiter and reveal the depths of its storms, the visitor can ‘see’ lightening storms underneath this foggy surface.”
The project is currently on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Note water trays and infrared lights as Dan checks on the exhibit.