Scientists expect, as a miracle, a new rapprochement with the largest gas giant in our solar system.
Scientists expect, as a miracle, a new rapprochement with the largest gas giant in our solar system. On March 25, 2017, “Juno” will fly to the upper clouds of Jupiter for a distance of 4,400 kilometers. At the same time, the speed of the automatic interplanetary station will be 57.8 kilometers per second in relation to the striped giant.
As always, while approaching the upper clouds of Jupiter, the space probe “Juno” will collect data on the planet and its atmosphere using its eight scientific instruments.
“During the mission of Juno, it will be the fifth rapprochement with Jupiter and the fourth scientific flight near the gas giant. We look forward to new discoveries, “said Scott Bolton, chief investigator of the mission.
We remind you that the first flight near Jupiter was test and demonstration, so scientists of the mission do not consider it a scientific rapprochement with the planet. Thus, in total, in the end of March, the fifth rapprochement with the largest planet in our Solar System will take place, but the fourth convergence with the purpose of collecting scientific data.