Good morning, Whitewater.
Tuesday in town will begin with clouds, give way to sunshine, with a high temperature of eighty-seven. Sunrise is 5:23 AM and sunset 8:35 PM, for 15h 12m 26s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 1.3% of its visible disk illuminated.
After a five-year journey, NASA’s Juno probe has arrived and entered orbit around Jupiter:
PASADENA, California — For the second time ever, a spacecraft has slipped into orbit around huge and mysterious Jupiter.
NASA’s robotic Juno probe began circling the solar system’s largest planet tonight (July 4), ending a nearly five-year journey through deep space and becoming the first spacecraft to enter Jupiter orbit since NASA’s Galileo mission did so in 1995.
The milestone came late tonight, as Juno fired its main engine in a crucial 35-minute burn that slowed the probe down enough to be captured by Jupiter’s powerful gravity. That burn started at 11:18 p.m. EDT (0318 GMT Tuesday) and ended on schedule at 11:53 p.m. [Photos: NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter]
On this day in 1832, Gen. Atkinson enters the Trembling Lands:
On this date, General Atkinson and his troops entered the area known by the Native Americans as “trembling lands” in their pursuit of Black Hawk. The area was some 10 square miles and contained a large bog.
Although the land appeared safe, it would undulate or tremble for yards when pressure was applied. Many of the militiamen were on horses, which plunged to their bellies in the swamp. The “trembling lands” forced Atkinson to retrace his steps back toward the Rock River, in the process losing days in his pursuit of Black Hawk. [Source: Along the Black Hawk Trail by William G. Stark]
A Google a Day asks a history question: “Who was the former municipal judge that became the source of criminal allegations against the 42nd U.S. President?”