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NASA’s Juno Mission Suffers a Frustrating Setback

NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft hasn’t been able to catch a break lately. This past October, Juno suffered a malfunction with a pair of helium valves, causing NASA to delay an engine burn that would have brought the spacecraft into its “science orbit.” Today, after months of evaluation, NASA announced that it has decided to forgo that engine burn entirely. Juno will remain in its current 53.5-day orbit for the rest of its mission, which isn’t the worst news, but it’s not great either. Read More >>

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NASA’s Juno Mission Has Inspired Some Jaw-Dropping Artwork

NASA’s Juno mission may have fallen behind schedule, but that hasn’t stopped artists and amateur astronomers from having a blast with the data. The Jupiter-orbiting spacecraft’s citizen science camera just sent back its second batch of close-up images—and over the past few days, folks have been processing them to create some out-of-this-world artwork. Read More >>

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Something Went Wrong With the Juno Spacecraft’s Engine

A critical moment in NASA’S Juno mission has been postponed while engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory attempt to sort out a mysterious engine issue. If the problem is not resolved quickly, it could reduce the amount of high-quality data the Jupiter-orbiting probe is able to collect during its scientific mission. Read More >>

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Has Captured its First Photo Since Arriving at Jupiter

This image taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft is one of the first to be taken by the probe since it entered Jupiter’s orbit last week. Read More >>

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Juno Had a Glorious View During its Final Approach to Jupiter

Before it powered down in preparation for the big engine burn last night, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured some absolutely stunning footage of the four Galilean satellites in orbit around Jupiter. Read More >>

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Five Amazing Facts About NASA’s Mission to Jupiter

After five years and 445 million miles, NASA’s Juno mission arrives in orbit around Jupiter on Monday to begin an unprecedented scientific study of the behemoth planet that shaped our solar system. Read More >>

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NASA’s Mission to Jupiter Will Tell Us Earth’s Origin Story

Some 365 million miles away sits a cloud of gas so large it weighs more than Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune combined. It’s so powerful it’s been accused of slinging entire planets into the sun, and so ancient it could hold the key to the origin of Earth. Read More >>

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We’re Getting Really Bloody Close to Jupiter

On July 4th, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around Jupiter for a new scientific mission that seeks to solve the decades-long mystery of what lies beneath the gas giant’s swirling cloud tops. As the latest stunning image from the spacecraft’s approach shows, we’re getting really close. Read More >>