Saturday, July 2, 2016

Juno’s Jupiter Arrival: July 4th

Our Solar System

Independence Day: This is an artistic rendering of NASA’s Juno spacecraft arriving in orbit around Jupiter, which is scheduled for July 4th, American Independence day. ”Robert Z. Pearlman writes for On Monday (July 4), NASA flight controllers will join mission scientists and managers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to watch as the agency's Juno spacecraft enters polar orbit around Jupiter. If successful, the Juno team will celebrate the culmination of a nearly five-year voyage to the giant gas planet to study its atmosphere and origins. Oh, and it will be America's Independence Day, too. [Photos: NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter]
Illustration Credit: NASA/Southwest Research Institute