Quarter 3/2016


Juno spacecraft unlocks Jupiter's secrets The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully put Juno spacecraft into the orbit of the planet Jupiter on July 5, after it was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force on August 5, 2011. With its suite of science instruments, Juno will investigate the existence of a solid planetary core, map Jupiter's intense magnetic field, measure the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observe the planet's auroras. In short, Juno will let us take a giant step forward in our understanding of how giant planets form and the role these titans played in putting together the rest of the solar system.

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