Juno spacecraft bound for Jupiter
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Researchers hope that the spacecraft and its myriad of instruments will shed light on the origins of Jupiter. Furthermore, being the largest and oldest planet in the solar system, scientists believe that Jupiter may also hold clues to the formation and evolution of the early solar system. Additionally, the data gathered from Juno may help scientists to understand early planetary processes occurring in other star systems beyond our own.
Juno will travel roughly 1,740 million miles (2,800 million kilometers) over the course of its five-year journey.
- "NASA's Juno Spacecraft Launches to Jupiter" — , August 5, 2011
- "NASA'S Juno Spacecraft Launches To Jupiter" — , August 5, 2011
- "The Giant Planet Story is the Story of the Solar System" — , March 3, 2009