Get in control to the ways this daredevil probe will open up Jupiter’s secrets, and discover a few of Juno’s exclusive features.
Juno is named after a Roman goddess who could see through clouds.
Three aluminum Lego figures gone along for the 1.7-billion-mile-ride.
One is the Italian astronomer Galileo, known for discovering Jupiter’s four large moons. The other two are Juno, the goddess after whom the mission is named, and Jupiter himself. Lego Juno is carrying a magnifying glass, which signifies her search for the truth. Jupiter is holding a lightning bolt, and Galileo has a telescope and a mini-Jupiter in his hands.
Juno is also carrying a plaque inscribed with some of Galileo’s writings from 1610.
Juno is humanity’s most distant solar-powered explorer.
Juno is scheduled to end its life by plunging into Jupiter in 2018.
Juno will seek to answer: Does Jupiter have a core?
The spacecraft will be hunting for water.