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Juno mission to Jupiter gets an update
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Juno mission to Jupiter gets an update

Information Temporary: NASA has updated its plans for the Juno mission to Jupiter to help science operations by means of mid-2021, including 41 extra months to the orbiter’s deliberate observations. Juno arrived on the big planet nearly two years ago and has been mapping the large planet’s magnetic area in addition to analyzing its composition. It circles Jupiter in a 53-day orbit slightly than the initially deliberate 14-day orbit, due to worries about valves on the probe’s gas system. A panel of consultants decided that the up to date plan will give the $1 billion mission sufficient time to obtain its major science targets regardless of the orbital limitations. The update additionally means there’ll be extra of these sweet, sweet pictures from the JunoCam imager.

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