Arriving at Jupiter

The Juno spaceprobe (above) is a few days from reaching Jupiter, and beginning its mission of studying that giant planet. Juno has been in transit for almost five years, as shown below:

Juno is now just under 4 million kilometres away from Jupiter. She will spend more than a year examining Jupiter in detail, and will then deorbit, carrying a plaque in honour of Galileo, who discovered that there were moons orbiting that planet.

As seems to be the norm nowadays, the spaceprobe has a Twitter feed for staying in touch. There will certainly be some interesting stories and pictures to come!


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