Juno Probe

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Jupiter is the premier example of a giant gas planet, containing mostly helium and hydrogen. An analysis of Jupiter’s atmosphere can clue scientists in on one of the most significant questions in astrobiology: how the solar system formed. The Juno spacecraft was launched in 2011, and reached Jupiter in 2016. Data from this probe, which contains smi switches, has yielded astonishing revelations, including its complex magnetic fields and theories questioning if jupiter’s great red spot contains water. this past december, juno reached the halfway point in its data collection. the second half of the mission will contain images in greater detail of this giant planet. This mission is set to end in 2021.

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