Juno spacecraft

Ions Surf Through Jupiter’s Magnetic Field, Triggering its Auroras

Auroras come in many shapes and sizes.  Jupiter is well known for its spectacular complement of bright polar lights, which…

10 months ago

Juno is Afraid to Death of Jupiter’s Shadow. So it Fired its Thruster for Over 10 Hours to Avoid It.

In a death-defying maneuver for the spacecraft, NASA's Juno has completed an unprecedented and unplanned engine burn. The purpose? To…

3 years ago

Juno Transmits 1st Orbital Imagery after Swooping Arrival Over Jovian Cloud Tops and Powering Up

NASA’s newly arrived Jovian orbiter Juno has transmitted its first imagery since reaching orbit last week on July 4 after…

6 years ago

The Juno Mission

On July 4th, the Juno spacecraft - the second long-term mission to Jupiter - will arrive at the gas giant,…

6 years ago

7 Days Out From Orbital Insertion, NASA’s Juno Images Jupiter and its Largest Moons

Now just 7 days out from a critical orbital insertion burn, NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno orbiter is closing in fast on…

6 years ago

How Long Does It Take to Get to Jupiter?

We’re focused on Mars and Pluto, but what about Jupiter? Doesn’t the biggest planet in the Solar System deserve a…

6 years ago