Artist’s concept of NASA’s Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech.

A week from now – on the evening of July 4, 2016 – NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft will fire its main engine for 35 minutes, which will place the spacecraft into orbit around Jupiter. It’ll be the first craft to orbit Jupiter since Galileo, which arrived in 1995 and spent eight years in orbit. It’ll fly within 2,900 miles (4,667 km) of the cloud tops of our solar system’s largest planet.

Source: Juno to enter Jupiter orbit July 4


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