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After a nearly five year journey, JUNO has arrived at the giant planet Jupiter! This is a most amazing mission and one that will reveal an amazing amount of information about

how Jupiter was formed, when it was formed and the mystery of what lies below the clouds of Jupiter.

Launched back in August of 2011, JUNO has been on a steady journey to this giant planet.

JUNO, arrived at Jupiter, on July 5th, after completing a critical 35 minute burn of its

main engine, to slow it down and place the spacecraft in a polar orbit.

JUNO will begin it’s science mission, while in an initial 53day orbit, that places it high

and above the dangerous radiation belts.

Later in October, JUNO will be placed in a shorter, 14 day orbit above Jupiter, so the

spacecraft can peer into the Jovian cloud tops.

Expect a lot of great science from this solar powered spacecraft.

Here are some important links to share on JUNO and Jupiter:

 

www.missionjuno.swri.edu/

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_(spacecraft)

 

www.space.com/33074-juno-jupiter-mission-complete-coverage.html

 

LOCATE THE POSITION OF JUPITERS MOONS-

 

www.shallowsky.com/jupiter/

 

in-the-sky.org/jupiter.php