A nimation of NASA's Juno spacecraft arriving at Jupiter and examining the planet from a polar orbit. Juno was launched in 2011 on a five-year flight to Jupiter. Unlike previous Jupiter missions, it uses solar panels (three arrays seen here). Previous Jupiter missions were powered by generators fuelled by radioactive decay of nuclear isotopes. The device at the end of one of the solar panel arrays is the magnetometer experiment. After arriving in July 2016, Juno will orbit Jupiter 32 times over the next year, gathering information about the planet's atmosphere, magnetic field and gravitational field.
Name: Juno at Jupiter
Category: Latest, Hardware, Solar System, Animations
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