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Amazing Earth

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems
When NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft zipped around Earth earlier this month, it peered back at our planet for a photo op.

The $1.1 billion Juno mission,…Read More »

which launched in 2011, is taking a long circuitous route to the largest planet in our solar system. The space probe's flyby of Earth on Oct. 9 was intended to give it a speed boost from our planet's gravity and put it on the correct path toward Jupiter.

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