After 5 years in space, Juno will be making its final orbit approach to the gas giant Jupiter on the evening of July 4th, 2016.
Juno was launched back in August of 2011 enclosed in an Atlas V rocket. It has spent the intervening time crossing millions of miles of space to reach its final destination.
The goal of the mission is to better understand the origin and evolution of largest planet in our Solar System. Juno will spend 20 months orbiting the planet 37 times, learning all about the gassy storms, the atmosphere, and trying to determine whether the planet has a solid core.
During our live show, we’ll be joined by planetary experts to find out what we already know about the gas giant, and what questions we’re hoping this mission will answer for us. We’ll also learn how the planet has captivated the hearts and minds of space lovers.