Juno Spacecraft Nears Jupiter

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Monday, NASA's Juno spacecraft will fire its rocket engine to be captured into orbit around our solar system's most massive planet – Jupiter. Juno will provide powerful insights about Jupiter's origins and interior, along with the first-ever views of the planet's poles. Jupiter is surrounded by searing radiation, and Juno has been specially designed to safely navigate the unexplored space very close to the giant world. NASA's Michelle Thaller gives FOX40 a little more information about the mission.