Juno spacecraft is closing in on Jupiter and is ready to enter the planet's orbit on July 4.
Juno will need to withstand Jupiter's harsh environment in order to carry out its mission. Juno engineers secured the spacecraft with specialized shielding and titanium vaults designed to survive the radiation in Jupiter.
The Juno spacecraft is less than 10 days to Jupiter. From a distance of 6 million miles on June 21, JunoCam was able to spot Jupiter and its four largest moons.
Juno spacecraft is about to enter Jupiters atmosphere on July 4. The mission is expected to unveil the secrets of the giant planet but experts are worried about the harsh conditions on Jupiter. Can Juno survive?
Many don't know that aboard the solar-powered spacecraft are three aluminum lego mini figurines called "legonauts", as part of NASA and LEGOs Bricks in Space project.
NASA is expecting the mission to deliver tons of information from a planet believed to be formed as early as the Sun.
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which was launched in 2011, is about to enter the planet's orbit this July.
Juno spacecraft, which was launched in 2011, will arrive on Jupiter this July. The spacecraft is almost near the planet which has already exited the gravitational pull of the Sun and is now under the Jupiter's realm.
Titan and Europa both have Earth-like properties which is why scientists are closely monitoring the moons to know whether life forms exist on these celetial bodies.