NASA’s Juno spacecraft will brave Jupiter’s fireworks this 4th of July for Science

Artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech

On July 4, NASA plans to fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of Jupiter’s cloud tops. It’s part of the JUNO mission, and Boing Boing plans to cover the big event live from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory——so, watch this space, because we are fascinated by all things space.

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