Solar System’s Largest Planet, Jupiter, Gets Its Close-up

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NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter will examine the origin and evolution of the solar system's largest planet. (Photo by NASA)
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NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter will examine the origin and evolution of the solar system's largest planet. (Photo by NASA)

Solar System’s Largest Planet, Jupiter, Gets Its Close-up

Jupiter is 1000 times larger than Earth, but its so far from us that in many ways it remains a mystery. All that changes this week with the arrival of NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which has spent the last five years zooming through the solar system on its route to the gas giant. 

Morning Shift talks to Lucianne Walkowicz from the Adler Planetarium about what scientists expect to learn as Juno orbits Jupiter.