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2016-06-28. NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Will Soon Be in Jupiter’s Grip.

posted Jun 28, 2016, 9:02 AM by Alan Gould
By Kenneth Chang, New York Times. For GSS A Changing Cosmos chapter 7. Excerpt: After traveling for five years and nearly 1.8 billion miles, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will announce its arrival at Jupiter with the simplest of radio signals: a three-second beep. ...Juno’s mission is to explore the enigmas beneath the cloud tops of Jupiter. How far down does the Big Red Spot storm that has swirled for centuries extend? What is inside the solar system’s largest planet? ...“One of the primary goals of Juno is to learn the recipe for solar systems,” said Scott Bolton, a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio who is the principal investigator for the $1.1 billion mission. “How do you make the solar system? How do you make the planets in our solar system?”...  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/science/nasa-jupiter-juno.html  See also  video http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000004498333/juno-piercing-jupiters-clouds.html