Juno Reaches Jupiter di Google Doodle

Juno Reaches Jupiter di Google Doodle
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The four-ton Juno launched on Aug. 5, 2011, and is equipped with three 30-foot-long solar arrays, along with 18,696 individual solar cells, to help it make the most of the solar power it receives on its journey.

Juno has some serious work ahead of it. The spacecraft will conduct a 35-minute burn of its main engine today, essentially hitting the brakes and slowing Juno by about 1,200 mph so it can enter Jupiter's polar orbit.
Once it inserts itself into Jupiter's orbit, Juno will circle the giant planet a total of 37 times over the course of 20 months. During that time, Juno is set to come as close as 3,000 feet above Jupiter's cloud tops, getting our closest look ever at the planet.
The Juno probe gets its name from the Roman goddess and wife of Jupiter who was able to see through clouds.
NASA officials said they hope the mission will help scientists learn more about Jupiter's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.

Where is Juno?

View from NASA's Eyes on the Solar System. July 4, 2016

View from NASA's Eyes on the Solar System. July 4, 2016
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech


View from NASA's Eyes on the Solar System. July 3, 2016
View from NASA's Eyes on the Solar System. July 3, 2016
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Using NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System and simulated data from the Juno flight team you can ride onboard the Juno spacecraft in real-time at any moment during the entire mission.

NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System program is a Web-based tool to journey with NASA’s spacecraft through the solar system. The experience is available on a Mac or PC by downloading NASA’s Eyes.

NASA’s Eyes interactives require a one-time download of the app.

For more information on the Eyes on Juno module, visit:

http://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/juno


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Page Last Updated: July 5, 2016 Page Editor: Tony Greicius NASA Official: Brian Dunbar