Europe's JUICE Jupiter explorer probe takes 1st space 'selfies' on its way to gas giant (photos)

Dec 21, 2019
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These names are getting damned ridiculous. Seriously, you justify JUICE with "JUpiter ICy moons Explorer" ? The acronym would properly be "JIME", and there would be nothing wrong with that. I applaud the skills and ingenuity of those who are leading the exploration of our solar system and beyond, but in recent years, they tend to think of a catchy name, and then take the square peg of an actual mission description and beat it with a hammer until it fits the round hole of the acronym they started with. "Steely-Eyed Missile Men" just ain't what they used to be...
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