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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft to Reach Jupiter on 4th of July
While Americans are busy celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks, Juno will fire its main engine for 35 minutes, placing it into a polar orbit around the gas giant. According to NASA, this will be a daring planetary encounter because Jupiter lies in the harshest radiation environment known. But scientists have specially designed Juno to safely navigate this inhospitable territory.