Nasa discussed the status of its Juno mission to Jupiter during a news briefing at the agency’s headquarters, in Washington DC. This Fourth of July, the solar-powered Juno spacecraft will arrive at our solar system’s most massive planet after an almost five-year journey.
Once in Jupiter’s orbit, the spacecraft will circle the Jovian world 37 times during 20 months, skimming to within 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers) above the cloud tops. This is the first time a spacecraft will orbit the poles of Jupiter, providing new answers to ongoing mysteries about the planet’s core, composition and magnetic fields.
Fonte: http://www.nasa.gov (On June 16)
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