Juno to enter Jupiter's orbit July 4 - Tucson News Now

Juno to enter Jupiter's orbit July 4

(Source: NASA) (Source: NASA)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

NASA's solar-powered spacecraft, Juno, will enter into orbit around Jupiter on July 4. 

According to earthsky.com, Juno will be the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter since Galileo, which orbited the gas giant from 1995 until 2003.  

Juno will fly within 3,000 miles of Jupiter's cloud tops, which is closer than any other spacecraft has been to date. The unmanned spacecraft launched in August of 2011 is about the size of a basketball court.

Here is a preview of the mission, put out by NASA:

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