When Jupiter met Juno

Roger Stringer

Roger Stringer / May 26, 2017

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When Jupiter met Juno

The Juno mission, launch in October 2011, and having been in orbit of Jupiter since July 2016 has been returning some interesting new discoveries about the planet:

“We knew, going in, that Jupiter would throw us some curves,” said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.

“But now that we are here we are finding that Jupiter can throw the heat, as well as knuckleballs and sliders. There is so much going on here that we didn’t expect that we have had to take a step back and begin to rethink of this as a whole new Jupiter.”

Check out the Mission Juno site for more information.