NASA news: Juno spacecraft just 'jumped’ over Jupiter's shadow to avoid an freezing death

NASA’s Juno space probe departed from Earth in August 2011 on a mission destined to only last seven years.

So far, the spacecraft has exceeded expectations and has entered its ninth year in space.

Juno reached Jupiter in 2016, entering an orbit around the Gas Giant on July 4.

Scott Bolton from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio said: “With the success of this burn, we are on track to jump the shadow on November 3.

“Jumping over the shadow was an amazingly creative solution to what seemed like a fatal geometry.


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