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Juno spacecraft to reach Jupiter next year

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NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft will be arriving in orbit around Jupiter in around 12 months’ time.
Launched in 2011 as part of NASA’s ongoing New Frontiers program, Juno will be attempting to map the gas giant’s gravitational and magnetic fields while also taking the first ever close-up pictures of Jupiter’s polar regions.

Scientists are hopeful that its findings will help them to learn more about Jupiter’s internal structure and evolutionary history as well as whether or not it possesses a solid core.