NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which left Earth in 2011, will arrive at Jupiter just in the to celebrate the Fourth of July.
The craft has nine instruments that will find out more about the fifth planet from the Sun’s gravity, radiation field, atmospheric chemistry, aurorae, magnetism, and other vital signs — along with lots of pictures.
The data will be sent to earth over the course of the next few years, with the final bits of information set to arrive in February 2018.
The spacecraft is expected to settle into orbit around Jupiter starting at 4 p.m. EST. You can watch a live stream of the spacecraft’s arrival above.
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