NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter — “Jumps the Gas Giant’s Fatal Shadow”

Jupiter's Shadow

 

“With the success of this burn, we are on track to jump the shadow on Nov. 3,” said Scott Bolton, Juno’s principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute. “Jumping over the shadow was an amazingly creative solution to what seemed like a fatal geometry. Eclipses are generally not friends of solar-powered spacecraft. Now instead of worrying about freezing to death, I am looking forward to the next science discovery that Jupiter has in store for Juno.”

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