Juno is halfway through its mission
– News of January 7, 2019 –
Juno is in the middle of his mission around Jupiter. The space probe has just made its sixteenth close passage over the clouds of Jupiter. Its scientific goals are focused on the gas giant. This includes understanding a little better how it was formed. For this, Juno closely studies the atmospheric layers, the internal composition, the magnetic field or the polar aurorae of Jupiter. But that does not prevent him from taking some photographs of Jovian moons. Juno’s mission is expected to end in 2021.
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