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Juno Spacecraft Arrives at Jupiter

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After a 5 year journey, NASA's Juno Mission has made it to Jupiter. This first-of-its-kind armoured space vehicle has inserted into orbit around the biggest and baddest planet in our solar system. Now scientists hope to unlock secrets of life. 

Some of the most memorable moments of Juno's Mission so far, include:

When it became the fastest artificial object in history (and captures first ever movie of Earth and our moon!). 



Cheers from Mission Control as Juno sends back a signal it has reached orbit Insertion at Jupiter.



But what's next? 

The spacecraft will spend a year capturing scientific data and send it back to Earth - before plunging to a fiery death. This suicide mission is in effort to protect Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. Scientists’ predict the moon may harvest forms of life! 



Learn more here.