Juno Spacecraft Reaches Jupiter Thimble

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Juno the solar-powered spacecraft, has finally reached Jupiter after a five year journey. Firing its main engine, it was captured into Jupiter’s orbit, skimming the planet’s surface. Juno will spend the next 20 months orbiting the planet, to begin with once every 53 days, changing to once every 14 days in October. After the 20 months Juno will eventually succumb to Jupiter’s environment and crash into the planet’s centre.

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Juno the solar-powered spacecraft, has finally reached Jupiter after a five year journey. Firing its main engine, it was captured into Jupiter’s orbit, skimming the planet’s surface. Juno will spend the next 20 months orbiting the planet, to begin with once every 53 days, changing to once every 14 days in October. After the 20 months Juno will eventually succumb to Jupiter’s environment and crash into the planet’s centre.