NASA: Juno Spacecraft Arrives at Jupiter July 4th –“Secrets Lie Deep Within” (Video)






Secrets lie deep within Jupiter, shrouded in the solar system’s strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts. On July 4, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around the gas giant and passing closer than any spacecraft before. Juno will see Jupiter for what it really is, but first it must pass the trial of orbit insertion.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed that the Juno spacecraft will arrive at the planet Jupiter just weeks away. After kicking off a 35-minute burn of its main engine, Juno will slow down by about 1,200 mph (542 meters per second) so that it can get caught in the massive gas planet’s orbit. From there, Juno will circle the planet 37 times over the course of 20 months, at an altitude of about 3,100 miles above Jupiter’s clouds.



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