A planet on steroids. How Juno could solve the riddle of Jupiter

A planet on steroids. How Juno could solve the riddle of Jupiter
 

A few days from now, a US spacecraft carrying a 200kg titanium vault crammed with delicate electronic equipment and fitted with a vast array of solar panels will sweep over the poles of Jupiter before entering into orbit around the giant planet. The craft, named Juno, has travelled almost three billion kilometres since it was launched in 2011. For the next two years, the huge spaceship will skim over Jupiter’s thick atmosphere while trying to avoid the planet’s huge belts of deadly radiation in a bid to uncover the secrets of this mysterious, remote world.
The $1.1bn (£757,837m) mission is... read more

 
7 March 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 41
Source: Guardian
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