Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Reuters: NASA's Juno spacecraft loops into orbit around Jupiter

Tue Jul 5, 2016 5:20am EDT


NASA's Juno spacecraft capped a five-year journey to Jupiter late Monday with a do-or-die engine burn to sling itself into orbit, setting the stage for a 20-month dance around the biggest planet in the solar system to learn how and where it formed.

Juno will spend the next three months getting into position to begin studying what lies beneath Jupiter’s thick clouds and mapping the planet’s gargantuan magnetic fields.


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