JUNO

JUNO the wonder created by NASA. Juno was the spacecraft sent by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). It was sent from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on AUGUST 5, 2011. Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets that governed our solar system during its formation. Being the giant planet in the solar system, Jupiter can also provide critical knowledge for understanding the planetary systems being discovered around other stars. The total cost of the mission was approximately 1.1 billion$.

After nearly five years and travelling 2.8 billion kilometers in space, NASA’s Juno probe a mission to investigate Jupiter’s deep interior has safely arrived at the giant planet on JULY 4, 2016 recently. Juno will spend the next 20 months orbiting Jupiter. The spacecraft is in a polar orbit to study Jupiter’s composition, gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere.

Juno will also search for clues about how the planet is formed, including whether it has a rocky core, the amount of water present within the deep atmosphere, mass distribution, and its deep winds, which can reach speeds of 618 kilometers per hour.

Juno captured a stunning video of the four Galilean moons Callisto, Europa, Ganymede and Io. Bolton said the Juno team is planning to capture another video of Jupiter in late August.

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