Friday, August 12, 2011

JUNO -NASA's mission to Jupiter launched

NASA launched JUNO as part of its Jupiter mission.
Juno will study Jupiter's composition, gravity and magnetic fields as well as attempt to answer how the planet formed and whether it has a rocky core.

The $1.1bn Juno probe was launched today from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 12.25 p.m. local time and will now begin a five-year journey to the planet.

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