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Juno probe’s closest ever encounter with Jupiter

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 28, 2016, 4:40 pm IST
Updated Aug 28, 2016, 4:41 pm IST
Juno is slated to orbit Jupiter 36 times more within the next 20 months.
Juno will finish its mission in February 2018 and will open several opportunities for the researchers to learn about the mammoth planet.
 Juno will finish its mission in February 2018 and will open several opportunities for the researchers to learn about the mammoth planet.

Juno which began its journey 5 years ago to Jupiter has just completed its closest approach with the biggest planet in our solar system. The probe passed a mere 2,600 miles away from Jupiter’s surface, the closest any vehicle has ever been to the gas giant.

NASA researchers consider this as an opportunity to discover new things about the Jovian world once they process the data. Although the pictures will not be the sharpest-ever photos of Jupiter's, but the first good look at the planet's poles. The photos are expected to arrive late next week.

 

It’s unlikely that a probe will get that close for a long time. Juno will finish its mission in February 2018 and will open several opportunities for the researchers to learn about the mammoth planet. Juno is slated to orbit Jupiter 36 times more within the next 20 months.

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