The solar-powered Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter and successfully entered the planet's orbit on July 4. It has turned its back on the Sun to be able to harvest solar energy while it orbits the planet for 20 months.
Juno will initiate a 35-minute engine burn to slow down and allow Jupiter's gravity to capture the spacecraft.
After five years, the Juno space probe is finally approaching the critical moment when it will try to go into orbit around Jupiter. Should it be successful, then it will provide Earth scientists with a view of the planet underneath its blanket of clouds.
NASA released the video of Juno's final approach to Jupiter, where the gas planet and its four biggest moons are visibly moving in what seems to be a welcome to Earth's spacecraft.
Jupiter's massive magnetic field causes invisible turbulence, this, in turn, caused spooky sounds or "roar" to form when Juno crossed over from space to enter the planet's magnetic field.
Juno will enter Jupiter's orbit on the Fourth of July. To fulfill its mission, the spacecraft should be able to withstand "hellish" radiation levels as powerful as 100 million dental X-rays.
NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope released a stunning photograph of Jupiter's massive aurora lights of high-energy particles. It is said to be massive enough to cover more than the Earth's surface.
Hubble Space Telescope captures vivid auroras in the atmosphere of Jupiter's poles deepening astronomer's understanding on how the sun and other objects influence auroras.
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?
The object was seen flying near Jupiter in a diagonal manner not deviating from its path. The alleged UFO also appears to change luminance as it moves.
A giant Tatooine planet, 11 times larger than Earth with two suns, has been discovered. Kepler-1647b is a gaseous planet sitting in a habitable zone, which makes its surrounding moons possible areas for alien life.