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Juno Has Arrived

Juno Has Arrived

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, July 5, 2016/Categories: natural history, space science, adventure

                                   Juno space probe arrives at Jupiter (graphic credit: JPL)

After a 5-year voyage, the Jet Prropulsion Laboratory's Juno probe arrived at Jupiter on July 4th. Carrying miniature statues of Galelio, the Roman god Jupiter, and his wife Juno, the satellite will investigate the giant planet's atmospheric makeup and if Jupiter has a solid, rocky core that produces its huge magentic field.

While not its prime directive, Juno carries a powerful camera that will be directed to focus its lens on interesting subjects by students and other researchers. The images should be stunning!

A cause for a 4th of July celebration indeed.

 

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