Recently, NASA’s Juno spacecraft experienced a glitch that caused it to lose over 200 images taken during a Jupiter flyby.
GS III: Science and Technology
Dimensions of the Article:
- Juno Probe
- Key Facts About Jupiter
- Juno is a spacecraft that was launched in 2011, with the mission to explore Jupiter.
- The main objective of Juno is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter and gather important data about the planet.
Juno aims to:
- Look for a solid planetary core.
- Map the magnetic field.
- Measure water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere.
- Observe auroras.
Key Facts About Jupiter:
- Jupiter is a gas giant planet with a diameter of about 89,000 miles.
- The interior of Jupiter, based on data gathered by Juno, has a large “diluted” core representing 5-15% of the planet’s mass, comprised of rocky and icy material mixed with light elements like hydrogen and helium.
- Jupiter has three moons – Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto.
-Source: Indian Express