Juno : Solar-Powered NASA Spacecraf

Juno is a solar-powered NASA spacecraft that makes long, looping orbits around giant
planet Jupiter.

  • Juno was launched on 5th August, 2011.
  • The spacecraft traveled roughly 3 billion kilometers before arriving at Jupiter in 2016.
  • Juno conducted its 53rd close flyby of Jupiter, capturing a remarkable image of Jupiter
    and its volcanic moon Io, on 31st July 31, 2023.
  • Io is known for its intense volcanic activity, with hundreds of erupting volcanoes spewing
    molten lava and sulfurous gasses.
  • It is slightly larger than Earth’s Moon, and is tidally locked to Jupiter and completes both
    its rotation on its axis and orbit around Jupiter in approximately 1.8 Earth days.