NASA mission: JUNO. Jorge garcia-arcicollar

NASA launched this Mission on August 5 2011. The Mission will end in February 2018.

Reasons for JUNO mission.

Juno was launched to determine how much water is in Jupiter Atmosphere and determine if the theory about the creation of this planet is true.

Look deep into Jupiter's atmosphere to measure composition, temperature, cloud motions and other properties

Map Jupiter's magnetic and gravity fields, revealing the planet's deep structure

Explore and study Jupiter's magnetosphere near the planet's poles, especially the auroras providing new insights about how the planet's enormous magnetic force field affects its atmosphere

JPL manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. The Juno mission is part of the New Frontiers Program managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. Launch management for the mission is the responsibility of NASA's Launch Services Program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

After this mission we were able to appreciate the cloud tops for the first time, mapping variations in the atmosphere's composition, temperature, clouds and patterns of movement down to unprecedented depths.
Juno will directly sample the charged particles and magnetic fields near Jupiter's poles for the first time, while simultaneously observing the auroras in ultraviolet light produced by the extraordinary amounts of energy crashing into the polar regions.


Created with images by NASA Hubble - "Decades of Discovery: NASA’s Exploration of Jupiter"

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