Thursday, June 16, 2016

Juno to view Jupiter's Cloud-tops Close Up

On July 4, NASA will fire, for 35 minutes, the main engine of its spacecraft Juno, a basketball court sized, solar powered spacecraft moving its orbit to within 2,900 miles of the cloud tops of our solar system’s largest planet - Jupiter.

The purposed burn will place it into a polar orbit around the gas giant. During the flybys of a series of 37 planned close approaches Juno will probe beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and study its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.

To get more information, click HERE for the complete NASA article.

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