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Juno is closing in on Jupiter

The spacecraft will peer beneath the gas giant’s clouds and fly in close to its monstrous auroras

10:48am, June 16, 2016
Juno spacecraft meets Jupiter

JUPITER, MEET JUNO  After 5 years of travel, Juno has reached Jupiter and will soon begin its up close investigations of the giant planet. 

Ancient stargazers chose well when they named the solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter, after the king of the Roman gods.

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