Watch Juno Close In On Jupiter

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July 4, 2016 – After traveling more than 5 years, the Juno spacecraft is ready for its rendezvous with Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. Using NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System and simulated data from the Juno flight team, you can follow the journey of the Juno spacecraft in real-time.

In this interactive visualization, you can choose any point in Juno’s mission and ride along with the spacecraft. In addition to watching Juno’s arrival at Jupiter, you can use Earth’s gravity as a slingshot to pick up speed, or just learn about the science of Jupiter and about the spacecraft itself. You can even turn on and off the magnetic field, aurorae, and the radiation belt, all in 3D.

NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System program is a Web-based tool to journey with NASA’s spacecraft through the solar system. The experience is available on a Mac or PC by downloading NASA’s Eyes.

NASA’s Eyes interactives require a one-time download of the app.

For more information on the Eyes on Juno module, visit:

http://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/juno