‘Juno’ spacecraft to arrive at Jupiter in 5-year long journey

Posted at 7:54 AM, Jul 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 09:54:25-04

It’s a big day for NASA as its spacecraft named Juno is due to slip into orbit around the solar system’s biggest planet on it’s last leg of a 5-year journey on Friday.

The Juno has equipment to see through Jupiter’s thick cloud-covered atmosphere and map the planet from the inside out providing photos we’ve never seen before.

NASA hopes to find more clues about how the gas giant formed with the help of these new photos.

This trip to Jupiter is special for NASA because they’re asking everyday people to suggest where Juno should take pictures.

They say if you have pictures of Jupiter, to upload them up to the Juno mission website and then they will use them to determine where NASA will take pictures of the massive gaseous giant.

Amateur astronomers can also use the Juno mission website to suggest areas of the planet to photograph.

If you’re interested in taking part, follow the link to the Juno mission website.