NASA’s Juno spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter after 5-year journey

Launched on Aug 5, 2011, the ambitious spacecraft crossed 2.8-billion-km to enter the orbit around Jupiter. Juno’s mission is to investigate: How much water exists on the planet? Is there a solid core? Why are Jupiter’s southern and northern lights the brightest in the solar system?


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