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5 years in the making, Juno spacecraft set to arrive at Jupiter on July 4th

5 years in the making, Juno spacecraft set to arrive at Jupiter on July 4th

On August 5th 2011, perched atop an Atlas V rocket, the Juno spacecraft launched and began a new phase of it's journey to explore the planet Jupiter and the origins of our solar system. On July 4th 2016 the probe is scheduled to enter orbit around Jupiter, here's a round-up of what you'll want to know to follow along.