NASA's Juno Jupiter Obiter
NASA just unleashed it's Juno Jupiter orbiter and it's kind of a big deal. On July 4, the Juno spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Jupiter and according to NASA, its the hardest thing they have ever done.
The goal of the orbiter is to find answers to all the questions they have about the planet Jupiter. Such as:
Does Jupiter have a solid core?
How does it generate such extreme levels of radiation?
How did Jupiter form and evolve?
Juno is equipped with nine scientific instruments, including sensors that can measure gravity, probe deep into Jupiter’s atmosphere, and test the planet’s magnetic fields, as well as various cameras to capture the planet across a range of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Jupiter is made up of the same basic ingredients as the sun, which is mainly hydrogen and helium. The NASA scientists are hoping to get a close-up look of its surface. It may help reveal the history and the origin of our solar system.
Read More: www.vox.com/2016/7/5/12096406/juno-nasa-jupiter