Jupiter is a mystery, but that’s about to change. The spacecraft Juno has traveled billions of miles across the void of space to pay Jupiter a visit, and will finally begin to shed some light on this unique planet, letting us peer beneath the clouds, see what lies behind that Great Red Spot, and even answer the question – what is the core of Jupiter made of? But it’s a perilous journey, and Juno had to be built to withstand it. I paid NASA/JPL a visit on the evening of the 4th of July, 2016, when Juno was set to enter into orbit around Jupiter.
Special thanks to NASA/JPL, Michelle Thaller, Heidi Becker, Gary Napier, Scott Bolton, Rick Nybakken, Steve Levin, Randii Wessen, Jim Green, AdamSak.com, along with Stephanie Smith and the rest of the NASA Social Team.