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Main cosmic event of July: after a 5-year journey the interplanetary probe Juno will enter an orbit of Jupiter! 6/28/2016 •

On the 4th of July the space probe under the name of Juno will finally reach the orbit of the largest planet in the Solar System. NASA has even released a special trailer of this amazing mission.


Juno was launched on the 5th of August, 2011. Its main mission is to explore the gigantic gas planet - its atmosphere, magnetic and gravitational field. The probe will also help to verify the hypothesis that Jupiter has a solid core.

Juno will become the first space probe which will take the photographs of Jupiter’s poles and the second probe, which will go into the orbit of this planet (the first one was Galileo that orbited Jupiter from 1995 till 2003).

Juno operates on three solar-cell batteries that are the largest among other modern interplanetary probes.

By the way, the probe got its name from Roman mythology. Juno was a goddess and wife of Jupiter, the supreme Roman god.

Juno mission is the second project within the New Horizons program by NASA. And this is the trailer of this program released in June 2015:

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Have you ever heard of this mission by NASA? What do you think of the trailer? Tell us in the comments!

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15 Comments
Jacob Amelian
Jacob Amelian
That is amazing, I'll definitely be checking in for updates.
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Jun 28, 2016 9:09PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
WOW! Welcome Juno Jupiter's mate, I hope she will be able to get out and bring NASA the data they need. This is informational. Thank you.
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Jun 28, 2016 9:09PM
Carmine-James Pitaniello
Wow. All I can say.... This was just a dream when I was a child...I hope I live long enough to see the Mars Colony become a reality.
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Jun 28, 2016 9:31PM
Perry Peterson
This article would be easier to understand if you more correctly described what the Juno space station is doing. When you write "entering the orbit of Jupiter", you are designating JUPITER'S orbit...around the sun. If you wish to impart to the reader that Juno is inserting into orbit around Jupiter, then you would simply state: going into orbit of (around) Jupiter. At any wording, Hurray for the spectacular success of this ambitious mission! Kudos to NASA!
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Jun 28, 2016 9:38PM
Carol Feltman
Awesome!
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Jun 29, 2016 1:13AM
Stephan Whitaker
Stephan Whitaker
I didn't hear a time,other than the date.
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Jun 29, 2016 2:03AM
Tom Young
Awesome!
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Jun 29, 2016 2:35AM
Ian MacBrown
I hope Juno sends us back some good postcards from her amazing trek.
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Jun 29, 2016 2:39AM
James Cornett
James Cornett
And we can't get rid of ISIS. Hmmm. Maybe we can shoot a lazer from Jupiter.
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Jun 29, 2016 3:07AM
Susie Bloomenkranz-Keinon
Susie Bloomenkranz-Keinon
Wow, this a dream come true! Be safe, to all involved in this mission
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Jun 29, 2016 5:42AM

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